How intuitive are my girls? Learning the outdoor feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by littleandlewis, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. littleandlewis

    littleandlewis Out Of The Brooder

    39
    0
    32
    May 30, 2011
    How intuitive are my 4 week old girls?

    They spent most of the day out in their run for the first time today. ( Beautiful Seattle weather) I set up water and food for them in the outdoor feeders. I also threw some crumble several times during the day on the ground which they appear to have eaten....but when I finally rounded them up to go into their coop for the night they made a " bee-line" to the indoor feeder where they all ate for a bit. Which makes me think they did not get enough crumble during the day.

    What else should I be going to get them use to the outdoor feeders?
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,965
    290
    148
    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Did you throw the crumble on the ground around the feeders? Sort of like "breadcrumbs" to lead them to the jackpot?

    It could be also that they were too excited to be outside that they didn't think too much about eating until they got back to boring old "home".
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by