feeding chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 99TJ, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. 99TJ

    99TJ New Egg

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    So we got our Bared Rock chick last wednesday 12 of them. They all look perfect not a runt in the bunch so far. We are using a large 100gal rubber made water trough for a brooder working great so far.

    Only question I have is the chicks have a mound of food around the feeder in the shavings, is this normal for them to be waistfull. So should the feeder be kept full and not worry about the stuff around it?

    Have to keep moving forword on the coop and run before I know it they will be ready for it.

    Thanks

    Gary
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    Make sure you keep the feeder as high as their backs. Raising it up as they grow. Helps with the wasting.....

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  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:I have a series of bricks ranging in height that I sit the feeder/waterers on. This is also the case with adult birds, if it is at back level they cant get the feet in there.
     
  4. Bach

    Bach New Egg

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    Quote:Thanks, I've been trying to figure out what to do with my feeder, since the gals seem to delight in tossing it around
     
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Columbia,SC
    Quote:I have a series of bricks ranging in height that I sit the feeder/waterers on. This is also the case with adult birds, if it is at back level they cant get the feet in there.

    Until they learn to jump/ fly on top of it. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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