Galvanized trough feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by swimmom, May 10, 2009.

  1. swimmom

    swimmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought a galvanized trough feeder (18") today in readiness for our arrivals later in June. What is the purpose of the blade-like section in the middle of the trough? The top is the kind with oval holes all along the length. Also, would it be a good idea to mount this on the wall of the coop in such a way that is can be removed for easy cleaning? I heard that chickens will poop in their feed and raising the feeder up will help.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Autumn Mama

    Autumn Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blade-like piece is a spinner that is there to prevent the chicks from standing on the trough and pooping into the trough. I have one, without the holes (just open all the way along) and they still poop in it. They just stand to the side of the blade. [​IMG] They always seem to find a way to poop in the food, lol!

    I have kept mine at ground level, not mounted (never thought of it), and now that my chicks are older and larger and can move it and tip it, it is set inside of a wooden frame that DH made to keep it in place.
     
  3. swimmom

    swimmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Autumn Mama. DH will be happy to have that mystery solved.[​IMG]
     

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