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Whats up with Purina Sunfresh Recipe Chick Crumbles?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Willow's Meadow, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    My chickens are 12 weeks old and ever since I got them I notice that the Purina Crumbles always gets wasted. It always turns to dust!!!! Does that happen to you? Half of it turns to dust....its a waste of money and feed! I wish they had start and grow pellets. I guess there's nothing I can do....is there? Ughhh it makes me so mad!!!!!

  2. NC29mom

    NC29mom Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Scotland Neck, NC
    I NOTICED THE SAME THING!!!! OM gosh...... I had another kind of chick starter (that wasn't medicated) I used with my first batch of chicks. But after losing one to cocci, I decided really fast to use only the medicated from that point on. (Demars - I think that was the fitst kind of chick starter, which is supposed to be made by purina too). So then I only bought the medicated Purina chick starter in the red bag.

    Anyway, I too noticed it's mostly dust. I even checked the bag because I thought maybe I had it upside down and that's why there was so much dust on top.

    I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!!! It is very aggrevating! Especially when the chicks are already kicking and spilling the feed everywhere as it is. It's a double waste! Maybe we should send them an e-mail with a link to this thread???
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The last non-medicated Purina feed I bought for chicks (Home Grown variety, their cheaper one) was just powder. I won't buy from Purina usually because I don't want vegetarian feed, but that sure didn't make me want to go back, even if it's the only non-medicated feed in my area.
  4. GermanChick

    GermanChick Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    I had the same with Purina Flock Raiser. It comes in crumbles and the bottom of the feeder got always kinda clogged with all the accumulated feed dust. I switched to Layer Pellets and mixed in the rest of the Flock Raiser as a transition. Now the stupid "turned to dust" crumbles clog the feeder again and the pellets can not fall through. I am done with all kinds of crumbles. Only Pellets in the future !!!!
    I don't know if it is a Purina problem or just the crumbles even from other brands.
  5. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    I have a bag of Dumor chick starter/grower crumbles and its just as bad..
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Ive used 3, started with Dumor the first time out, second I got the local feed mill variety and this last time had to go to Purina because the mill was out. They all do it, I think its just the way with crumbles. My game bird feed for the adults is crumble and it does it too. I accept it with the chicks but for the adults I raised the feeder so theres not so much waste but there still is some dust.
  7. rabbithaus

    rabbithaus Songster

    Jun 21, 2009
    Triangle, NC
    I feel for you. I was so excited to see a locally milled organic feed that I bought a bag of grower without checking to see what type it was. It is a mash. Talk about mess and waste. Although my girls do pick at the spillage there is a ton that is not getting eaten.

  8. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Purina is actually the best I can find here, lol! The co-op and Dumor crumbles are almost all powder.
  9. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    I like to feed my baby chicks wet feed as treats (just a little - they devour it so it won't get moldy) and that powdery stuff is perfect for that so I save the 'bottom of the bag' as my 'mush' stash. It goes quickly! [​IMG]
  10. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Creswell, Oregon
    I noticed that the Flockraiser crumbles have been mostly just dust too. I've taken to mixing mine with water to make a paste like when they were babies do it doesn't get wasted. The Chick Crumbles, same thing.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010

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