help!...feeder question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lilbirdee, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so my local feed store is having a great chick supply sale and I bought one of those galvanized 12 gallon feeders for my 4 week olds. They out grew the little mason jar feeder with the holes.
    Now I am realizing that they will try to sit on the edges of the open top and probably poop in the feed. Any suggestions for a secure lid? I can just put a board on it, but I am affraid they will knock it off when jumping up there.
     
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you suspend it off the floor? Just a few inches will discourage your birds from wanting to roost on the edge. If you can can you find something to cover the top opening?
     
  3. cluckylisa

    cluckylisa Out Of The Brooder

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    storage container lids, maybe even just a piece of thin plywood?
     
  4. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hung it off the floor and they still jumped up there.
    I tried all sorts of plastic container lids and couldn't find the right size. Then I thought of the stack of Frisbees that I have in the barn that I use for feeed dishes for my alpacas.
    They fit perfectly! They really didn't like the hot pink one so I tried this green one.
    Problem solved.
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  5. Chauntecleer's Keeper

    Chauntecleer's Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great idea. Very clever.
     

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