Food not going down feeder

WitchChick

In the Brooder
8 Years
Nov 26, 2011
57
4
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This may seem silly, but we put up a hanging feeder, and it seems the food does not "go down". The girls will eat what is in the rim, and then it seems the food gets stuck in the middle instead of flowing down to the rim.

I hope that makes sense?

When we got the hanging feeder, I also switched to scratch style feed, that did not work at all. They pecked out the feed, and all that was left in the rim was meal. So I switched back to my regular feed, and though it is better, it still is not flowing. I have gone out and my girls have been hungry :(. I basically have to take the food and put it in the rim by hand. Obviously, that is not practical.

There is plenty of space between the inside "chute" and the plate/rim.
Any advice? Thank you :).
 

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
5,291
650
336
Central Oregon
This may seem silly, but we put up a hanging feeder, and it seems the food does not "go down". The girls will eat what is in the rim, and then it seems the food gets stuck in the middle instead of flowing down to the rim.

I hope that makes sense?

When we got the hanging feeder, I also switched to scratch style feed, that did not work at all. They pecked out the feed, and all that was left in the rim was meal. So I switched back to my regular feed, and though it is better, it still is not flowing. I have gone out and my girls have been hungry :(. I basically have to take the food and put it in the rim by hand. Obviously, that is not practical.

There is plenty of space between the inside "chute" and the plate/rim.
Any advice? Thank you :).
Hi...I'm stumped (like you!)...you didn't provide a pic so it's kinda hard to tell. Here's a few ideas to switch out to a different style feeder...just FYI for you:





Good luck and hope you get your problem fixed!!
 
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