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chicken feed wasted?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gavin, May 16, 2008.

  1. gavin

    gavin New Egg

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    I have 2 rr hens about 8 months old that i got from a friend that were free range
    now I have the in a run that is about 16ft / 8ft and am having a problem keeping the feed in the feeder they just take the feed out and scratch it all over the ground is this normal
    any suggestions

    thank you for any info
     
  2. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just used to scratching food from the ground b/c of free ranging before and it is natural for chickens..just throw feed out for them and sometimes I'll keep some in the feeder also
     
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Raise the feeder so they can't scratch it out.....to the level of their backs. They may bill it out, but maybe it'll take them awhile to figure it out.
     
  4. Commander Chicken

    Commander Chicken New Egg

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    Try throwing some scratch grains out, maybe they won't trash the feeder so much. [​IMG]
     

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