Can i take food away from my chickies at night?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sodamancer, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

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    As said above? they are roosting on the feeder in the brooder. I gave them a stick but they still use this! anyway i just want it gone at night? is this okay to do? also how much food do the chickies need everyday? they are now outside in a hoop run during the day as i build the coop. girls are feeding them bugs and what not. I have 7 chickies.
     
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  2. sodamancer

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  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Hi sodamancer,

    How old are the chicks?
    I would be hesitant to limit food too much for growing chicks, but in theory you can take the food out at night if it is dark. They won't eat in the dark.
    If the problem is roosting on the feeder, you can put something on the feeder so they cannot get on it, like an inverted funnel. Also you can train the chicks to use the roost by putting them on the roost at night.
    I have not seen little chicks use a roost, but yours sound like they are older.

    Imp
     
  4. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

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    my oldest 3 roost. My chicks range from 2 weeks to 4 weeks. I wanted a diverse flock unfortunately this meant crazy age difference too.
     
  5. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your using a heat lamp there is still light in there at night and they will be active. As Imp said put something on the feeder. It might help to put the roost higher than the feeder too.
     
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