Empty feeder syndrome

Katejc

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This is what I use for reference. It turns out that this particular time they were flipping out is because they wanted their light turned on (we’re in a cold snap). My question is more though of this behaviour is typical of chickens? I attribute it to intelligence for sure, doing the chicken equivalent of waving their arms at me when they need something

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Shadrach

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Jul 31, 2018
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I would try a trough type feeder. The waste shouldn't be any worse provided they don't stand in it and scratch the feed out.
I'm not saying this is the problem you are having but it is worth bearing in mind that chickens are most predator alert when eating. They like either overhead protection or full visibility. Obviously when they are hungry enough they'll eat from anything in most places.
 
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