Do you have to dump out entire feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RightFromtheStartDoula, May 5, 2009.

  1. RightFromtheStartDoula

    RightFromtheStartDoula Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 4 chicks...

    I have the small round tin feeder and I wanted to know if I have to dump the entire contense everyday to put new mash in it?..
    seems to be a big waste since they only eat off the top....

    thanks
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    If it's no wet or poopy, just add to it.
     
  3. RightFromtheStartDoula

    RightFromtheStartDoula Out Of The Brooder

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    do you need to stir it up to get the older stuff off bottom?..

    How long can you go before adding fresh stuff?..
     
  4. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I do with the feeders is fill it when it gets low I just take the top off and let them scratch and do what ever they want in it. generally they scratch/eat and dust bath. Ha! then when they are done I fill it again put the lid on and start all over again. I never put fresh on top. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as its dry i just let it be
    until it runs low.... they will as some one
    said
    scratch. eat and roll in it ..LoL
    our little cartoon charactors..
     

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