At Scratch and Peck, we do not process our feeds by cooking them into pellets. This makes our feeds nutritious and natural but the resulting “mash” may be unfamiliar with some birds. If your birds tend to eat their favorite whole grains while leaving the finer material in the bottom of the feeder, try following these steps:
- Wait until the birds eat most everything before re-feeding.
- Add moisture (water, yogurt, broth, milk) to the fines to make a delicious mix they can easily eat.
- Call them names and make fun of how the walk. Just kidding!
When introducing a new feed to your animals, it is a good idea to transition gradually by incrementally adding our feed to your current one until you are feeding 100% Scratch and Peck.
If you are adding moisture, make sure it is only to a quantity that will be consumed in a timely manner as you do not want to let the grains turn rancid!