Pellets or mash?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gabby3535, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is everyone's preference, and why, please?
     
  2. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Put me in the Pellet group.

    - less waste, even if they knock some on the floor, let the feeder go empty for an hour or two and they clean it right up
    - pellets come in more choices of % protein (at least locally here)
    - less dust when pouring/storing feed
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:I'll second what Kim_NC said! [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  4. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same reasons and hens seem to like it more.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    What Dawn and Kim said, pellets.
     
  6. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crumbles. My girls just dump the feeder when it has pellets in it. They love the crumbles.
     
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
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    pellets, all same reasons as above.
     
  8. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pellets as they rake crumbles out with their beaks and it vanishes into the dirt.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    mine won't eat pellets.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use pellets in the spring, summer and fall. I use layer mash in the winter. It takes a hen 1 hour to eat her daily ration in pellets, but it takes her 3 hours to eat her daily ration in mash. So it occupies them when there is nothing for them to do in the winter.
     

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