In the Brooder
- Dec 25, 2010
I have 9 babies between 2 and 3 weeks old. I had one of the long, two-sided plastic red feeders in my brooder and it just looked like to me that the food didn't come close enough to the top for the chicks. Plus, it kept getting tons of pine shavings inside of it. So, I put one of the regular mason jar feeders in the brooder yesterday. I swear, all they've done since I changed the feeder is eat like they've been starved. I've put 3 pints of crumbles in there between 2p.m. yesterday and 9a.m. this morning. I don't know if this amount of eating alright/normal or if the red feeder has been starving them a little OR if the red feeder keeps them from over-eating. Any thoughts, info or suggestions??