how long is food good in feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lilmama, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. lilmama

    lilmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I have four ladies who are about 3 months old and their feed is in a big stainless steel hanging container. I basically just keep adding food to the feeder (which has a top on it). In other words, it does not ever get fully emptied. Is this ok to do? I was told as long as the feed is dry, it's ok...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Paco

    Paco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as it stays dry it should be Ok .
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Much depends on your climate. Over the years here in Florida I find it best to let the feeder run out a couple of times during the hot/humid parts of the year so I can clean them out. In the cooler, drier times it's not so important. In the winter I fill everything full. In the summer the mash feeder I only fill half-full so that it goes out sooner. Less wasted or spoiled feed this way. A drier climate might not need to do this.
     
  4. Debob

    Debob Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine stays dry in the coop,but I still let it get close to empty abouy every 2 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  5. lilmama

    lilmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! Love this board!
     
  6. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your adding the new to the top, so the old is getting eaten first, I wouldn't worry about it getting close to empty, just keep filling like normal! If it's getting wet or out in the weather, then that makes a HUGE difference, but if it's inside your doing just fine!!
     

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