Sifting crumble before feeding?

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

  1. LadyBclucky

    LadyBclucky Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2010
    Cherryland, CA
    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 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

    Apr 30, 2011
    Timmonsville sc
    they are chickens they will eat it

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