Feeding mash/powder-special feeder to reduce waste?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by happyhensny, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    I recently found an Amish family that sells feed-VERY reasonably and the chickens lay well and they like it! The only problem is that it is home ground and powdery. When they eat the tend to fling it on the floor and I think it is being wasted. Are there feeders that work well with this type of feed? We have a trough with a wooden tube to keep it full/gravity fed.
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    You can wrap your trough with some 2 x 3 in. welded wire fencing and they can't scratch in it or flick too much out of the trough. Since I've utilized this I've not lost any feed from my trough. You can also wet your mash down a little but I've found my gals don't like it that way.
  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    I am going to do the wire in the morning-I happen to have a roll on hand. I hope it works, the feed is nice, locally grown and ground and much cheaper- $13/100lbs.
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    WOW you can't beat that price. I feed only pellets because they would waste so much of the crumbles..if the wire works let me know too.

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