Any ideas for snack serving containers (tired of sand in fruit)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Haunted Chicken, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Haunted Chicken

    Haunted Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've resorted to using one of my baking pans to serve watermelon and other fruits and veggies in but I know there's got to be better ideas out there [​IMG]. I feel so bad when they grab a nice chunk of fruit only to have it covered in sand by the time they eat it. I tried using a piece of plywood but they just pooped on it lol, not really surprised [​IMG] Maybe a long raised trough [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I use a loaf pan in my brooder/jail. Don't think I'll bring it back into the kitchen again. [​IMG]

    I doubt the chickens mind the sand. You could try hanging a feeder/bowl/etc off the ground.

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  3. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave up and now just put the treats on the ground, except for the mashed banana with oats, that i put on a paper plate . I spread it out over the entire plate so everyone gets a chance at it. Just gotta remember to pick up the plate later or they will shred it.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I wouldn't worry about sand. It'll just help them digest food.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:x 2. They'll end up eating some of the sand anyways. Chickens don't seem to mind if their food is a bit dirty.
     
  6. EncinoMan

    EncinoMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Chickens don't seem to mind if their food is a bit dirty.

    Mine insist...all morsels are flung into the dirt and tossed a few times to give an even coating. I don't like it, but I no longer worry about it.
     
  7. Haunted Chicken

    Haunted Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I guess doing nothing is an easy fix. No complaints here [​IMG]

    Thanks, I feel better about their dirty treats now. Well, a bit better. It's still gross [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. HogbackMtnChickns

    HogbackMtnChickns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was using those aluminium cake and pie tins, which they promptly turned over and made a huge mess with. I found some square plastic bowls at Target for $1 that are shallow enough that they can reach in and grab their yogurt and greens/fruit, but they don't flip these over so easily. They often still throw the tidbit into the sand for "sprinkles" but they have the choice. I bought 3 bowls, so when they have finished their snack, I grab the empty bowl and fill it up with water to soak. I take the one that was already soaking, and give it a good rinse. This way I always have one that is clean and ready for use. I'm not sure what I will do in the winter.
     
  9. cooprunbuilder

    cooprunbuilder Out Of The Brooder

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    I use the plastic containers you get when you order a chinese. well if you live in the uk you would, I just wash them up properly and they are perfect.
     
  10. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Quote:"they're chickens, they have different rules" My son's explination anytime a chicken thing grosses out his city friends.
     

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