what kinda feed?? mash,crumble or pellet

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ShortCircuitRanch2332, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for my laying hens ( have about 40) what is the best feed.
    I want to fill them up and keep them satisfied so what would be better lay mash, crumble or pellets??
     
  2. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer pellets, b/c it's easy enough to make them into a mash (just add hot water and wait 10 min). When fed dry there is less waste w/ pellets.
     
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I agree. I prefer pellets because there seems to be less waste.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    If all you have is mature layers I recommend layer pellets. Less waste with pellets, in my experience. I also keep a separate dish of oyster shell available, for extra calcium.

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  5. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pellets for me too. It seems hens prefer crumble, but if they've never had it they will happily eat pellets. I know with crumble, at least one of my girls would fling it everywhere trying to pick out her favourite bits!
     

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