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feeder height help

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stav1981, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. stav1981

    stav1981 Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2013
    Ok I have a basic coop constructed now I am wondering how high I should place my feeder, the only way to describe the feeder is, I will have a box on the outside wall where i can place the feed, the actual wall itself will have a hole in it so the chickens can get to the feed. I will be getting sussex chickens so thats the breed but how high should the hole be?? I am thinking 10 inches ? is that too tall for them to reach?
  2. anirishfarmer

    anirishfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2013
    hi ya [​IMG]

    i've mine just above the height of there backs

    seems that's the consensus [​IMG]

    saying that chickens, naturally forage low to the ground

    so knowing our girls they'll figure it out what ever way you do it [​IMG]

    Health and happiness
  3. stav1981

    stav1981 Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2013
    So ten inches from the ground is ok?
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Quote: As long as they can reach it that's fine.
    It depends on the size of your birds.

    By putting it as high as you can, it helps to keep them from scattering so much, and also keeps dirt out

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