Switching from Crumbles to Pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickencoop789, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive noticed that there is a lot of wasted feed when feeding crumbles (either by the hens kicking it out of the feeder or the crumbles getting crushed so much that they turn into an unusable powder). I would like to try switching the flock to pellets. How do I go about doing that? Can I just switch right away or do I have to slowly transition them into eating the pellets?
     
  2. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just slowly start adding pellets. maybe like a 2-3 day transition.
     
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just do it. if you stick with the same brand, it's the same feed just not crumbled.
     
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd just finish the bag and immediately switch to pellets. They will eat them when they get hungry. I wish we could get Flock Raiser pellets and I would be set! I love feeding pellets. A lot less waste than crumbles.
     

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