How do you manage?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ninjasquirrel, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Ninjasquirrel

    Ninjasquirrel Songster

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    DST has screwed up my whole system. I used to get home and have plenty of time to feed and water the girls and do household chores before it got dark. Now I barely have time just to feed and water. By the time im done its dark and they are all in the coop. I know the best solution would be an automatic feed and water system but its too late now because we dont have time in the evenings to build one:barnie. How is everyone else holding up with this? I cant be alone in my frustration:oops:
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Free Ranging

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    I violate the speed limit on the way home!! :D
    Just kidding (kind of).
    I have someone who's home to feed them at my beck and call. Not a bad dealio.
     
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  3. Ninjasquirrel

    Ninjasquirrel Songster

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    Gotta get me one of those lol. Ive just been trying to get off early:confused:
     
  4. IamRainey

    IamRainey Songster

    I get so disoriented from changng the time cycles. But this year we went to Asia (14 hr. time difference) and just came back the week before the end of DST. Since I'm already so screwed up I hardly noticed the regular annual switch over.

    But, seriously, is there a reason not to use things like gravity feed waterers and feeders? I just check on my chickens' supply and top them off a couple times a week.
     
  5. Ninjasquirrel

    Ninjasquirrel Songster

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    We were going to set up a system for this but...life happens. Definately next summer
     
  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    I use 5 gallon water buckets from home depot buy horizontal nipples from Amazon
    made our own feeder fill once a month.. The one of the feeder is in pieces if you need the finish 008.jpg 004.jpg 005.jpg ask I will go take one
     
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  7. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    I manage... by not working (for pay). If I actually got paid for the work I do my husband couldn't afford me. :p
     
  8. GRB73

    GRB73 Chirping

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    I leave food and water out all day long. When cold weather hits, I'll rush home to feed them some cracked corn just before they settle into their coop for the night. I really miss seeing the girls when I get home from work now that it gets dark so early. . I know they miss their early evening free ranging!
     
  9. Shadrach

    Shadrach Crowing

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    It’s not often mentioned when people get chickens that responsible care is likely to inconvenience you either in time, or in money.
    Oh but the chicken puts itself to bed I’ve heard people say. They put themselves up a tree here if I’m not there at dusk.;)
    They need to go to roost with a full crop to remain healthy. In a run you might be able to leave enough food down, but free range lots of other creatures eat chicken food, even the sheep here.:mad:
    There is a descriptive term for people who don’t take holidays, rarely have free days, rush off in the middle of a social meeting at strange hours and are often covered in poop; they’re called farmers.:p
     
  10. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    My wood feeder is working they have food it is in the coop and with 18 birds no respecting mouse would risk going there
     

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