Won't eat laying pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dinos_rock, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switched my chicken from scratch to laying pellets and she won't eat them. I guess if she gets hungry enough, she'll eat it because she hasn't starved to death yet. Anyone having this problem? Any advice? Will she eventually get use to it?
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008
  2. shareneh

    shareneh Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens wouldn't eat the pellets either because they were to big. I watered them down a bit and they eat them now.
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I call my 4 oldest chickens the Chicken Snobs. They love kitchen scraps so much that they boycott the layer pellets in favor of the kitchen scraps. They get very upset with me if I fail to bring their "real" food. But, I often go days without giving them any scraps, so when they get hungry enough, they eat their pellets.
     
  4. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or you could buy layer mash instead of the pellets.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    From another post.

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  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I tried both pellets and crumbles. My birds prefer crumbles. I raised my feeder and there is a lot less waste. Some does get flicked out but they pickat that too. Mine have access 24/7 to their food and water. I give them treats of scratch, (oats, sunflower seeds, once in awhile bird seed, cracked corn etc.), in small quanities as these are treats. I also give them vegies, fruits, most everything that I can grow. I do grow a lot of corn and watermelon especially, also tomatoes, squash, root crops, the list can go on. I feed them everything except potatoes. I figure they will eat what they want. I do free range them.
     
  7. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'll try the crumbles then, thanks.[​IMG]
     
  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mixed the palets with a little water and they started eatting them as they are having the last meal in thier life.
     

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