Powdered Cornbread mix

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dixygirl, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some feed today that looks about like corn bread mix. It seems like corn meal almost. Is that too finely milled for chickens?
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  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    If I had that, I would mix it with some yogurt to make a treat that they could get their beaks around.
     
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:Heya -

    I feed my chickens "mash" which is what you are describing. They make a bit of mess with it and there is more waste with mash than with crumbles or pellets.

    I'd like to switch, actually, but my chickens won't eat the pellets (and I have yet to find more affordable crumbles). The mash is the cheapest feed I've found, although with the waste issues, I am not sure how much I am saving.

    I've been researching feedstores near me, though, so I may end up switching to crumbles before I'm done. (my old feedstore ticked me off yesterday, I'm done with them - long story, I won't bore you).

    Anyway, to answer your question - yes, mash is fine. But if you want less waste, you should see if they will eat the pellets or crumbles. Mine have eaten mash from the beginning - about a year or more.

    Peace -
    Meriah
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You have feed 'mash'. It should be mixed with warm water before feeding. It is not a free choice fill up the feeders type of feed. You can also mix it with yogurt for a treat.
     
  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. I had been using the crumbles so this will be something new for them. And I like the yogurt idea. Now if only i had a goat to give me milk to make the yogurt.
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  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You need 2 or 3 goats to have happy healthy goats. You also need very good fences.

    Get the goats. Everyone should have them. [​IMG]
     
  7. Charlene1234

    Charlene1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks didn't care for pellets when I switched over but once I was out of the crumbles, they didn't have any other choice. Took a day or two for them to figure it out. Now they eat it just like they did the crumbles. [​IMG] It is less waste!! Feed is expensive and I don't want them wasting any of it. Now they don't. [​IMG] I'll try the yogurt mix idea.
     
  8. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wet the powder like you told me and it swelled and now it looks like crumbles!

    I love this stuff! It doubles in size when wet. To avoid waste, I am going to serve it in a 2 x 3 foot wide plastic lid for those storage containers. Instead of putting it on the ground. I got 100 pounds for what 50 pounds of crumbles would cost.

    What I really like was how they attacked it. They seem to like it much more than their other food. And this is all natural and unprocessed. I got it from the Mennonites who grew it on their farm, blended it and milled it themselves!
     
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  9. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wait..so mash is WAY less expensive than pellets?????
    The gods must be crazy! I'm goin to buy some mash!
     

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