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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mylilchix, Jun 26, 2008.
How high off the floor should I hang the feeder?
Hi! If at all possible, you'll want to hang it so that you can adjust it, if your going to have varying ages, because you want to keep it around the height of their backs! Enough so they can easily lean over and into it, but not step or flutter around "stuff" into it to help keep it clean. also if it swings freely they use it less or not at all as a roosting place.
(Finally, I question I am sure about....)
Yeah bodyflight! Yes, hang it so the bottom of the feeder is level with the back of the chickens. If you have different size chickens then hang it so the smallest chicken can get to it.
I don't think the girls will be heading out to the coop until my youngest are at least 3 weeks old. The littlest have their current feeder on a 2x4 and that works perfectly. So for now about 2-3 inches off the floor?
It should be the height of their backs. That way, the chickens stretch their necks to eat, and they cant scratch the food out with their beaks, or feet.