Pellets vs. Crumbles?

tonini3059

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Nov 6, 2008
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No preference as far as the chickens go, but I prefer the pellets , it seems as thought there is less waste.
 

Akane

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 15, 2008
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My chickens prefer crumbles and my smallest bantams like the seramas and japanese either can't or completely refuse to eat pellets. Which is fine cause crumbles is all I can get at nearby stores. Pellets though will have less waste and cost you less in the end than crumbles.
 

rebelcowboysnb

Confederate Money Farm
11 Years
Nov 14, 2008
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Independent State of Dade NWGa
Pellets...
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gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
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Nov 9, 2007
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Much prefer the pellets, less waste. Any that they spill is easier for them to pick up off the floor.
 

OrpingtonManor

Building the Castle
11 Years
Nov 15, 2008
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Mine prefer crumbles. If I had made the switch to pellets when they first switched to layer feed, I think they would have taken to them better. I waited until they had been laying for about 6 months, then didn't realize that they weren't eating much of the pellets. I thought the feed was lasting longer because they weren't wasting as much.

They free ranged daily, so got much of what they needed from the yard. Then I built them a pen, and the pellets still didn't seem to be getting eaten. Egg production dropped to nearly zero. I switched them back to crumbles, and, I'll be darned if egg production didn't go back to normal in about 3 weeks.

That was in the summer. No one had been molting. NOW, they are molting, so egg production is down again. I will stick with crumbles. Switch to pellets early if you're going to do it.
 

al6517

Real Men can Cook
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May 13, 2008
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For some of us with larger flocks waste is a big issue, so the pellets offer us a little savings, but they are better for large fowl, although my quail love them just as well.

AL
 

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