Sifting crumble before feeding?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LadyBclucky, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. LadyBclucky

    LadyBclucky Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read that some people sift crumble before they feed it to their chickens to minimize the dust, I was curious does this actually help? I want to switch to pellets but my DH can't bare to watch a chicken starve... "CAN'T YOU SEE THEY DON'T LIKE IT, THEY ARE SO HUNGRY" soooo I'll have to wait to switch them until he is out of town [​IMG]

    My problem is that my metal gravity feeders seem to get full of dust so the actual crumble won't move down...is this typical? will the sifting help this? I have to shake and scoop so much crumble out, it's such a waste. And one more question- Please tell me pellets aren't this dusty!!!????!!![​IMG]
     
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    They aren't as dusty, but there is still dust at the bottom of the bag. Pellets may have a harder time moving down the feeder due to their larger size, but sifting dust from the crumbles should help.
     
  3. rhpues

    rhpues Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are chickens they will eat it
     

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