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Trouble shoot my bucket feeder?! Please help!

post #1 of 4
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The quail are happy and we finally got the roof on our quail coop.

I bought a vertical waterer with pre-installed nipples because it was on sale and we have so many projects going, I needed to save some time. I know it's too low- we bought pipe strapping and will raise it up tonight. I think we'll also add a flap in the roof so we can fill it with a hose.

My big problem is that they seem too scared or silly to eat from the bucket feeder.

I raised it up a little this morning. Any other thoughts?
Have any of you actually got this kind of feeder to work?

Thanks!!!


12 Coturnix Quail

3 Barred Rock

3 Buff Orpingtons

3 ee

3 Blue Wyandottes

3 human children

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12 Coturnix Quail

3 Barred Rock

3 Buff Orpingtons

3 ee

3 Blue Wyandottes

3 human children

Reply
post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 
Maybe our quail are particularly silly? Can't figure out why they don't eat from this thing...

12 Coturnix Quail

3 Barred Rock

3 Buff Orpingtons

3 ee

3 Blue Wyandottes

3 human children

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12 Coturnix Quail

3 Barred Rock

3 Buff Orpingtons

3 ee

3 Blue Wyandottes

3 human children

Reply
post #3 of 4

Maybe they don't see the feed because of the cover above the holes? Can that be removed? I guess a few live bugs in the bucket would get their interest, if they can see them that is..

post #4 of 4
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Yes we could remove those. I suppose they are more for outdoor chicken runs.

I think I'll also cut away more of the inside part.

We did add some dried mealworms around the holes, but it generated only minimal interest.

12 Coturnix Quail

3 Barred Rock

3 Buff Orpingtons

3 ee

3 Blue Wyandottes

3 human children

Reply

12 Coturnix Quail

3 Barred Rock

3 Buff Orpingtons

3 ee

3 Blue Wyandottes

3 human children

Reply
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