How far should I fill my 10 lbs. feeder for 2 1/2 month old chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Willow's Meadow, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    I have 17 2 1/2 month old chickens. How far should I fill my 10 lbs. feeder up...they seem to be wasting it.
  2. mandalitten

    mandalitten In the Brooder

    May 17, 2010
    I would get another feeder that doesn't waste the food. I made one out of 4-5" PVC pipe. At the bottom it has a 90 degree elbow and then a straight part that's about 6" long I guess. I drilled a 2" at the top of the horizontal part of the pipe. That way the chickens have to stick their head into it to get to the food. Works great and I haven't wasted any food. Make it so that you can remove it and clean it once in a while.

    You could also try placing your feeder higher off the ground so they don't kick dirt into it since chickens are not very clean..

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