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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicken parm, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. chicken parm

    chicken parm In the Brooder

    Nov 19, 2008
    I bought layer pellets by accident, do I have to give grit with it? they usually eat crumbles.

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Mine hate pellets.

    Sometimes if I wet them they will eat them.
  3. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Songster

    Dec 20, 2008
    Chandler AZ
    I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago, accidentally bought pellets instead of crumbles. They wouldn't touch them at first, but now they eat them just fine.

    Don't know about grit, but I haven't added any. Then again my girls are outside 24/7 and are always pecking away at the ground so they probably get all the grit they need that way.
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Your fine. It has the same ingredients.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    If they are not outside where they have access to their own "grit" in the form of rocks and pebbles, they need grit regardless of whether you are feeding crumbles or pellets.
    Give the pellets a try. Once they get used to them they eat them just fine and there's less waste.
    I never had to worry about mine getting used to the pellets. While they were still eating grower crumbles they were also stealing plenty of the goat's pellet feed.

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