Do Your Chickens Eat When Not Hungry?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Texas ChickenZ, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Texas ChickenZ

    Texas ChickenZ Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2008
    North Texas
    For the last week or so, when I go into the coop to feed the chicks (4 weeks) there is always some food left in their feeder. However, when I pick up the feeder to put more in, they go nuts. They even fly up and land on the feeder while I'm trying to put food in. Once it hits the floor, they pile onto it trying to get to the food. I want to say "Uh, there was already food there you know". Anyone else have chicks that go into a feeding frenzy like that. It's not like they didn't have food to begin with.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    yes, chickens are nuts like that.

    Get used to it.
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Mine do the same thing [​IMG] I guess they know its fresh when you come [​IMG]

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