To give their flocks the basic nutrients needed to create a balanced diet, using a commercial chicken feed is the simplest approach for the majority of chicken keepers.
Typically, chicken feed intended for older chickens comes in the form of compressed pellets made from a mixture of ground-up essential nutrients.
Because every pellet has the same nutritional content, chickens cannot select only the ones they prefer.
To make crumbles tiny enough for chicks to consume, pellets are crushed.
Additionally, to prolong the duration of food consumption and reduce the likelihood that older chickens will become bored and begin picking on one another, certain chicken feed is crumbled.