Feeding mash/powder-special feeder to reduce waste?

happyhensny

Brown Barns Farm
11 Years
Sep 23, 2008
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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.
 

Beekissed

Free Ranging
12 Years
Feb 14, 2008
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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.
 

happyhensny

Brown Barns Farm
11 Years
Sep 23, 2008
2,939
15
221
near Albany, New York
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.
 

D'Angelo N Va.

Songster
10 Years
Dec 28, 2009
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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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