Chickens throwing food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Who922, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Who922

    Who922 Out Of The Brooder

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    For the last couple of weeks my chickens have been throwing their food. They are still eating, but there is food all over the coop floor around the feeder. Any ideas as to why they are doing that and how to get them to stop? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is your feeder on the ground?
     
  3. Who922

    Who922 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, it hangs from the ceiling. It's been in the same place for two years.
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you change feed? Is the litter under the feeder higher then normal?
     
  5. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry but every time I see this title all I can think of is the scene from Animal House where John Bulishi stands up in the cafe and yells "FOOD FIGHT" then I picture your chickens in that scene instead.

    LOL!
     
  6. swga

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    What kind of feeder do you have? As my chicks grew up, they started throwing more food about. If you have the kind with large holes that kinda looks like a hummingbird feeder, you can put some spare hardwire cloth inside the bottom part (make sure no sharp pokey bits are jutting out, and the reservoir isn't obstructed). That will help keep the feed in, since it is harder to bill out of the smaller holes
     
  7. Who922

    Who922 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a regular 20 pound feeder and they have been eating out of it since they were old enough in 2011. And this is no small place they have about 100 square feet inside their shed and 100 square feet screened in outside.


    Funny, it does kinda look like a big food fight! And they act like they're mad when I feed them their food.


    No, no change in feed and the floor is the same level.
     

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