3 1/2 week RIRs hate the feeder!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My almost 4 week old RIRs hate the feeder.
    The long one with the holes on both sides.
    I actually think that their heads are getting too big. Am I right on this one?
    They would rather eat from either my hand, or the feeder without the cover.
    I dont dare leave the feeder with no cover, as they would scratch it all out. ( Ask me how I know)

    Suggestions from those who have reared many a chick. [​IMG]
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    ya,,, throw it away,, their useless [​IMG]
     
  3. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is the next best thing, Jim?
    I'm gonna get me some 3" PVC pipe and make a trough feeder and tie it to bricks.

    ( Unless you got a better plan)
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    yup,, thats a good 1,, or even a bigger like 6"
    i use them cheap ones that sit on the ground, and can hold a couple gallons of feed,, even my leghorn roo can eat from it lol
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Am I a weirdo? Should I admit to this? I just throw my feed on the ground and they scratch for it.
    Yikes!!
     
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i use the feeder and the ground,, gives them grit,, so i dont have to buy it [​IMG]
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Use an old milk jug. Cut off the front half. Leave the handle so you can tie it up so they don't knock it over. It's big enough so they can get their heads in and out but not big enough for them to get in there and scratch everything out.
     
  8. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hawaian Punch jug. Done deal.
     
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    hahahha,,, YA ,, i got 2 of those lol
     

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