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Best Feeders for chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ilovemydog, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. ilovemydog

    ilovemydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chicks now and more coming in , what would be the best type of feeder to give them metal, plastic , etc. ?

    THANKS [​IMG]
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Automatic. I think the most important part is making it easy on you. How many chickens will you be feeding?
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    For me, one I can hang.
     
  5. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the treadle feeder we built - we'll be building many more to replace all the others we've been feeding the mice with [​IMG]
     
  6. Upcycled

    Upcycled Out Of The Brooder

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    May I suggest this feeder, right off the bat. Can be hung with the bale or placed on deck until the chicks are older, which is only a matter of a month. Trust me. Those creep feeders are a waste of money unless you are only talking about a handful of chicks, but even then, the cost per bird goes way up.

    http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/slate119.html

    This is AWESOME, and I made THREE for less than you can buy one of similar design. But if you are not handy, this one might do. I am just trying to keep my price per egg managable! This one is for birds, though a similar (redundant) design is available for chicks only.

    http://www.enasco.com/product/C28780N

    edit: OH , and it is plastic for sanitation purposes, and unlike the galvanized style, the "pickle bucket" feeder has a tight LID to keep DISEASE spreading critters out of your feed. The galvanized ones do NOT. They are completely open topped!?! Charming, but nasty.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011
  7. ilovemydog

    ilovemydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses. I will be having around 30 coming in and have 16 right now!
     

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