Wet the starter or not to wet?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WriterofWords, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I was told today by a fellow at the feed store that you are supposed to wet the chicken starter feed. He mentioned this because he heard me telling someone I grind up the food for the babies. He talked me like I was imbecile and had no idea what I was doing.
    Should I have been feeding wet mush rather than dry but ground up?
    Kate
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2008
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    my chickens don't like crumbles dry. They LOVE them wet.
     
  3. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never wet mine. never heard of it before. he must be a nut...lol
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Never wet mine!
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never heard of wetting it before
     
  6. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive fed both ways but they eat it dry so I say why bother wetting it
     
  7. I*Eat*Chickens*Yum

    I*Eat*Chickens*Yum Chillin' With My Peeps

    sounds like a know it all jerk. I have 17 bird....RIR and BR's and I have fed them dry food from day 1 and they are extremely happy and healthy birds.

    I am convinced more and more everyday that people suck ! lol
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Wow, thanks for all the different points of view. I had never heard of wetting it before so I didn't know of this guy was a crack-pot or not. I guess it's personal choice. My fear would be that if it were wet and didn't get eaten completely it would spoil.
     
  9. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no hes not crazy thats why some feed is called ( laying mash) because its fed wet
     
  10. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chickens love wet food.If they don't eat it up,i always smell to make sure its not sour.
     

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