Powdered Cornbread mix

dixygirl

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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?
thanks
 

Buff Hooligans

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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.
 

Mojo Chick'n

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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
 

MissPrissy

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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.
 

dixygirl

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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.
 

MissPrissy

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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.
 

Charlene1234

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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.
It is less waste!! Feed is expensive and I don't want them wasting any of it. Now they don't.
I'll try the yogurt mix idea.
 

dixygirl

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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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