Has anyone tried this Baby Chick Feeder Tray?

Jarhead

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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

I
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"
 

the1much

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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.
 

seminolewind

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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.
 

Jarhead

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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
 

silkiechicken

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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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