Reclaiming Crumble

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BC Chickens, May 23, 2011.

  1. BC Chickens

    BC Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 5 - 6 weeks old chicks love their crumble that we give them in one of those chicken feeders with the two rows of oval holes on each side. But when I go out to refill it in the morning and evening, the bigger pieces are all gone and what looks like mostly crumble dust (like sand) is left - and a LOT of it. By a lot, I mean like nearly half of what's in there. The crumble coming out of the bag looks fine, so they're eating that but there's more and more of the "dust" left. I hate to throw it away, grain prices being what they are, but it doesn't look like the chicks can eat it. Is there a way to maybe add water, dry it and re-crumble it? Any other thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    You could moisten it and they would love it as a treat. Only moisten what they are going to eat right then and throw away leftovers they dont eat.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:+1- serve it wet (mash)

    Moldy feed can kill chickens, though, so like hennyannie said just wet what you need.
     
  4. BC Chickens

    BC Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks folks - appreciate the responses!
     

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