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Feeder Q

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zimmy, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I lost the nice little metal (bottomless! Ah!) feeder I bought from TSC, but I DO have something increadibly similar given to us a long while back--A little candy jar. It has a feeder bottom, and it came with the jar. Only problem is that it's painted red and white.

    I is afraid-Are the chickies gunna peck at it, eat the paint chips, and DIE?! Because, I think I might be able to find the metal feeder... MIGHT
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Hmmmmm, I would think they MIGHT peck at the red on there. Just to be safe, I would TRY to find the other, or even go buy another.
     
  3. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IF mum will drive all the way out to Bithlo... again...

    If I can't, I'll have to use that until I can get a new one. Maybe I could paint the red over with white posterpaint, so it's less attractive?
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I think a safer way, would to get a small bowl...with low sides...to put the feed into, untill you can get another one. Any paint in my opinion would be very harmfull to them. Maybe you can use a pie plate??
     
  5. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm... Good idea!

    About to go to wal-mart to get brooder things (since NOBODY wanted to buy ANYTHING until now, day 18--and even now I'm forcing it!), as soon as everyone finnishes their ess-petti (spaghetti), so on the list is: rubbermaid, desk lamp (bendy neck), bedding (PINE!), pie-tin, and anything else that occurs to me [​IMG]

    Thank you so much!
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Dont forget the WATERER!! LOL
     
  7. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO WATER FOR CHICKIES!!!

    I've got it all fixed, don't worry! XD
     
  8. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A dog or cat food bowl works well instead of a feeder in a pinch. A heavier model, or one of those with the rolled edges keeps them from tipping it over when they stand on it.
     
  9. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:hahaha the way u said tht, i pictured u yellin at the computer screen twitching or something lol. i laughed a little without noticing [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2007
  10. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zim, out of curiousity, what kind of egg are you incubating?
     

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