What's better...crumbles or pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mtnhomechick, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I have a lot of waste with crumbles.....are pellets better?
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Mine prefer crumbles, but there is a little more wastage.
     
  3. sbluvinit

    sbluvinit Out Of The Brooder

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    I MOSTLY USE THE PELLETS, I GET ALOT MORE EGGS WITH THE PELLETS THAN THE CRUMBLE. I DO KEEP BOTH KINDS BECAUSE IN THE EVENING THEY GET A MIXTURE OF BOTH. THE CRUMBLE DOES CAUSE ALOT OF WASTED FOOD THOUGH.
     
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    I always use pellets. Almost no waste. I feed on the ground, so pellets are easier for them to see. It seems when I use crumbles it attracts wild birds.
     
  5. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like pellets...there is no waste. My girls show no preference to either pellet or crumble. I only feed crumble to my littlest chicks until they are around 16 weeks old. Then I switch it to pellets.
     
  6. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the layers (big breeds) and turkeys are eating pellets, the seramas are eating crumbles, the silkies get some of each and they all get some redneck rooster,the ducks get pellets.The wild birds get their own food too.Suet and a finch blend
    nobody goes hungy if I know about it- even the mice and rats get "special" food- but they don't seem to come back for seconds;)
     
  7. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    My greedy hens would rather starve than eat crumbles [​IMG] They throw such a fit when i have had to give it to them in the past....

    Pellets!!!!

    they bawk at me...

    Pellets!!!

    WITH The sunflowerseeds.... don't forget to add the sunflower seeds!

    And of course, I bow and say Yes M'Ladies...and off i go after a few days to get Their Ladyships what they desire....spoiled I tell you!!!

    SPOILED!!!
     
  8. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
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    Tell me about it, mine come running every time they see me, but when they figure out I don't have what they like they completely ignore me!!!
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    They say crumbles are actually better, because chickens naturally scratch around for food and with crumbles, it takes them longer to get the amount they need. But - I use pellets; much less wastage!
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Mine prefer the crumbles, and that's all the silkies and polish will eat...
     

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