Has anyone tried this Baby Chick Feeder Tray?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bearcat73, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. bearcat73

    bearcat73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2008
    Southwest Ohio
  2. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    There are no dimensions on there I saw. By the way the picture looks it seems square. I think the chicks could walk over it easily since it looks wide. Makes me think they will poop in it alot. That would increase risk of sickness and make it more work for you cleaning it more often.

    I am using this feeder for chicks now: http://www.jefferslivestock.com/ssc/product.asp?CID=2&mscssid=LU1UVEX2MHXD9G2W3VDERJ02DTHJFA47&pf_id=16829&area=poultry

    like it very much. It is heavy plastic and cleans easily. Plus the lid helps keep them from soiling the feed. Plenty big for lots of chicks at 20" long. Plus if you need more than 1 it's "cheep" [​IMG]
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i use lids,, off from bout anything, then throw away every day or 2. i HATE most chick feeders that has them holes to eat from, ive had too many chicks get stuck in them, and larger flat trays do let alot of poo in,, thats why i use small lids.
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:I use the lids form mayo jars. Works great.
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Quote:I was using lids , then switched to a chick feeder. But thanks for the heads up (or down-stuck in a feeder). I think I'll remove it.
  6. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    I was worried about heads getting stuck at first. It has never happened though. Usually mine only use the chick feeder until they are about 4 weeks old, then they move outside. That's the joy of the south, plenty warm for them outside - even in the winter in the insulated coop [​IMG]
  7. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    Looks like a good poo collector, you know chicks, always making room while they eat.
  8. Bandana

    Bandana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, I find those feeders with the holes in them kinda messy. The babies can't reach all the food in them, and they sit on top and roost and poo.
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    my chicks get INSIDE them [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I think the point of the tray there is for just the first few days so they learn what is food. Past that, I like hanging or higher bin types filled via gravity.

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