Good mornin all. I have another pesky question for you. I was in a rush when I went to TSC to get chicken feed. Mistakenly, I bought pellets, they were on the pallet next to the crumbles. I bought 2 bags as the snow storm was looming. My chickens absolutely refuse to eat the pellets. Now, I have been accused of spoiling the girls, but I WILL NOT grind these pellets to crumbles for any amount of money. Do your chickens eat the pellets? They look like rabbit pellets. Why in the world would they make something like this for chickens, knowing full well that NO - HENS DO NOT HAVE TEETH. The only reprieve was the rain we ended up getting, which soaked the feed and made a kinda of porridge in the feeder.
Anyway, my question is: "Have you ever tried to return feed in an unopened bag to TSC?" I tried mixing the pellets with some baby crumbles and the girls just pick out the crumbles, leaving the pellets.......
The only good thing about pellets is my grackle problem has gone away as I guess they can't eat the pellts either........ Thanks, Reb
My experience with pelleys verses crumble is they dont waste as much if they flick the pellets out of feeder they usually will eat it if the crumbles hit the ground they end up bedding.at least thats my experience I go thru much less feed I also put a rubber feed pan under the hanging feeder and that helps catch some of the feed too. Karen in ala-i work at a feed store in n. Idaho we sell flock raiser its a pain because it doesnt say what they r on front of bag but it does on the tag...etts=crumbles.
Of course I have ducks, but just wanted to point out that ducks waste crumbles horribly, probably 1/4 to 1/3 of crumbled food ends up wasted. I try not to feed anything but pellets after they are a week old or so.
Young chicks have a hard time with pellets, I've found. You might want to crush some of the pellets up for the babies. Or pick up another bag and make sure it says "crumbles". After all...unless you only have a couple of chickens, you WILL use it up fairly quickly
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I got pellets time before last and they thought I was trying to poison them but they ate! They ate them better after they accidently got wet. This time I bought crumbles but they are so wasteful I'm going to go get the pellets and just throw them in together. Sheesh!