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Thank you all for the picture comments!
And to those interested in the feeder... we did 2 different sizes (so far) and the one pictured is a 'main coop' feeder, it is 15" wide, the storage box is 4" deep and 20" tall (overall height is 22" I think?, will have to measure it again to be sure) We also did a scaled down version for the peeps in the broody area (and will make more of that size for oyster shell and grit dispensers. The small one has a box which is 2.5" deep x10" wide by 10" tall and holds about 2 pounds of chick crumbles.
If anyone is interested I can take pics with measurements to show how I designed it and how we put them together. They were pretty easy to make, and better yet they are made of 'scrap' materials which would otherwise have been destined to go to the burn pile. Only purchase was the hinges and technically the nails, though I always have a ton of them around from auction buys.
Yes I would love the details ......hoping to work on the coop this weekend if its nice.
I need some chick help! This little guy is acting week almost. He will crawl on his legs instead of standing up and walking he gets knocked over he just lays there. What can I do is there anything I can do?
Are you supplying electrolytes and probiotics?
Did I forget to mention our eggs always seem to be early?? I always thought it was the broody! Oops! LOL
That is so cool!! Can't wait to see how long it takes them all!
We have always given ours yogurt (plain or vanilla) and scrambled eggs. I have also given weaker looking chicks a bit of brown sugar water as a pick me up. Beyond that I will have to defer to the folks with a lot more brooder hatch experience than I have.