Having a problem keeping my chicken off the hanging feeder? help!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sdsharko, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. sdsharko

    sdsharko Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one of my girls that loves to sit on top of the hanging feeder, and I dont want her to do her business in the food for obvious reasons. Has anybody else expirenced this, and what is the fix?
     
  2. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put a the large dish ( like the ones your potted plants go on to keep the water from draining everywhere) on top of the feeder so it hung over the food. So if they jump up on there they can do their buisness and not dirty the food. That was our quick fix we are hoping to invent some kinda feeder to help with this. [​IMG]
     
  3. sdsharko

    sdsharko Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for your help, I'm only 3days into this and have alot of goofy questions.
     
  4. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is fine because most likely someone else is wanting to ask the same question. Good Luck.
     
  5. bullpup95

    bullpup95 Out Of The Brooder

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    Fabricate a cone type cover to go over the top, they will no longer roost on it. Thin sheet galv steel or if inside the coop even heavy cardboard or card stock depending on the size of the container. I use cardstock in my brooder boxes to keep the girls off their waterers and feeders.
     
  6. TerryLou

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    I was thinking about trying a tinfoil pie pan.
     
  7. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A large funnel or gallon milk jug with the bottom cut out. run the rope or chain up through the opening and hang as usual.
     
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  8. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we shove bits of cardboard cut to the right size over the feeders, they poop on them, we toss them in the compost and cut another bit to go on top of the feeders

    ...also, we find that really only the babies do it, though we did have one little lakenvelder that loved to lay eggs in there if the food was low enough.
     
  9. sdsharko

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    Thanks for all the advice, going to see what I can come up with after work.
     
  10. sdsharko

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    Went with heavy card board since a package had just arrived ups. So far so good, great site and great advice for us newbies. Thank you!
     

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