Purina Pellets or Dumor Crumbles?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ForeverFree, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. ForeverFree

    ForeverFree Out Of The Brooder

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    Which would be better for a flock including 11 pullets and 1 cockerel?
    Pullets will be used for laying purposes.
     
  2. greenegglover

    greenegglover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on what your chickens like. My girls prefer the crumbles. If I can't get my usual feed it takes them a half day to decide to eat the pellets and look at me like "wheres my food mom?"

    Im sure you chickens will show their displeasure or preference!
     
  3. ForeverFree

    ForeverFree Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Alright, it's good to have different options, thank you!
     
  4. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't give the age, but normally the crumbles are for the little ones and the pellets are for those say over 18 weeks old. There is less
    waste with pellets.
     
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  5. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found we have less waste with the pellets.

    I always mix my feed anyways. I get locally milled feed and mix with the pellets and they seem to like it a lot.

    We tried the crumbles and all I did was scoop it off the floor and throw it away.
     
  6. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definitely prefer the crumbles. I use Dumor as well as Blue Seal organic brand.

    I have a hanging feeder, so there is very little waste.

    Try it all and see what your birds do best with.


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