Feeding in my tractor....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by itsy, May 20, 2011.

  1. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 7 pullets in a tractor I recently built. The "coop" portion of the tractor has a floor and walls. I cleaned it for the first time today since the chickens went in (a week ago.) I have straw as the substrate inside the coop. Where I have their water, it got incredibly wet and mixed in with their feed so that when I cleaned the straw, there was like an inch paste of wet food on the bottom.

    Do you feed while your chickens are in for the night? How do you avoid this mess?

    They are being moved daily/every 2nd day and have a HUGE supply of grass. They're also fed treats. Grapes were a big hit today!
     
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raise the feeder to about back high to a chicken. Then they can't scoop nearly as much out.
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the tip! Is it necessary for them to have food available to them at all times?
     

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