Feederer gets clogged

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lentochka, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. lentochka

    lentochka New Egg

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  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Is it inside?

    What type of feed?
     
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  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Fog will do that as will high humidity from to little ventilation.
     
  4. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If what you're having problems with is mash, you could switch to pellets (assuming your girls are old enough).
     
  5. thaokou21

    thaokou21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if its mash and if its not hang up to the ceiling then the food will not come out. I had the same problem. the ground corn would just get stuck.
     
  6. lentochka

    lentochka New Egg

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    Yes, it is mash, it is outside in the runarea and it stays on the floor (elevated on the wood, actually).
    Are you saying, if it's hanged, it will get clogged less? I will switch to pellets once they finish up with the mash.
    There is suppose to be little humidity during the winter! [​IMG]
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    We have that style of feeder, too. I like it a lot, because it keeps the chickens from billing out food. We've never had a problem with it clogging, but we always have our feeders inside, to keep them dry. I worry about mold, since it can be so toxic. Even with a covered run, blowing rain or misty rain would get the food wet outside, here. Or blowing snow. We get a lot of wind here during storms. I've never had a problem when it's really humid. We've fed crumbles, pellets and a grain mix with powdery additives in it. They all seemed to work. If you can't move it inside, maybe pellets would work better for you. At least you have some time to try other things before you have to go away again.
     
  8. thaokou21

    thaokou21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, if it's hanged, it will get clogged less, because it kinda make the feeder drop the mash when the chicken bumb into the feeder, corn and pellet are better because they dont stack up like mash. I hope this helps.
     

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