elevated coop with wire floor, what to feed food scraps in?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by eastultz, May 28, 2008.

  1. eastultz

    eastultz Hatching

    Apr 2, 2008
    My coop is an elevated hutch with a wire mesh floor and I'm wondering what you all might suggest as a platform for feeding scraps?

    I've tried a bowl, they knock it over. I've tried a plate, they get in it and scratch, thereby knocking scraps to the dirt 3 feet below.

    Also, do you all chop the scraps up or let them peck at it to break them up? Is it worthwhile to sprinkle grit on the scraps? My pullets are out in the backyard everyday for most of the day foraging so I haven't done anything about grit yet.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    See if you can find a large suet cage at your feed store. It works for larger, solid treats, but not for things like rice or pasta...


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