how to keep the food in the feeder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by laurenlulu, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. laurenlulu

    laurenlulu Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    My 5 week old Marans and Orps are hungry messy pigs. I've been using a brooder with newspapers for the bottom, and they would tip their food over in their feeding frenzy, and then just eat it off the floor. I just moved them to a wire floor brooder outside and got them one of those mason jar chick feeders. I filled it up, and came back an hour later to almost all of it spilled onto the tray under their wire. weiners. Is there a better kind of feeder to keep the food in? I have it barely filled now, so they really have to stick their head in to eat. I think that has slowed them down a little- or else they just cant reach it either to eat or make a mess [​IMG]

  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    A hanging feeder will eliminate alot of waste.

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