I bought a forty/fifty pound bag of the Purina Start and Grow when I first got my chicks and pullets. The bag had quite a bit of powder in it and I thought that was normal. ( I'm new to chickens. ) I ended up getting a second big bag of it, and it had a lot of powder in it. I would say the feed has been maybe 30 percent powder and the rest crumbles in the first bag, and the second may very well have been as much as 35 to 40 percent powder. Is this normal for Purina? I bought a bag of crumbles from Southern States today and it has no powder at all, that I can see. I mean there may be some in the bottom of the bag, but so far, its all nice pretty crumbles, and even looks more fresh. I was ok with the Purina until I bought this new feed from Southern States today, and now I'm kind of not to happy about it. My chicks ate the powder, but my pullets refused to ever eat it at all. I tried leaving it in the feeders without giving them more with the crumbles and they still wouldn't eat it. That is quite a bit of waste in a bag that size. So I guess my two questions are: 1. Is it normal for Purina to have so much feed that is in a powdery form? and 2. Is it normal for my chickens to refuse to eat the powdery feed?