i am sick and tired of wasting feed

jadude

Songster
11 Years
May 22, 2008
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I have tried to use a trough feeder and a pie shell every time they they get inj and kick it out what should i do
Adult chickens
 
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ScoobyRoo

Songster
11 Years
Aug 21, 2008
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Land of OZ
Are you talking chicks or chickens? I really like my big hanging feeder that is underneath the coop itself. Works like a charm and a lot less waste since it is situated about 10 inches off the ground and not exposed to the weather elements. My full grown chickens can't get in it to scratch.
If they are babies I don't have a solution. Sorry.
K
 

sandspoultry

Everybody loves a Turkey
11 Years
Feb 10, 2008
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Eastern NC
The hanging feeder is the way to go for sure! We use the 3 pound size in the brooder boxes and the bigger ones outside.

Steve in NC
 

redoak

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
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Russia, NY
My hens feeder I placed inside a dish with 4 inch sides. They push food out, then it goes into the other dish. The 4 inch deep dish I empty back into the chicken feeder every few days. Since I started doing this they waste almost no feed.
 

ChickenToes

Songster
11 Years
May 14, 2008
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12
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NE Wisconsin
I have an old wooden feeder that has a trough at the bottom. The chickens have to stick their heads into the trough to get any feed, it's too tall for them to stick their feet in it and scatter it all over. So far they haven't wasted any feed at all.
 

beakkeeper

Songster
13 Years
Jul 20, 2008
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You could try forage cakes available from Murray McMurray. They contain a very complete mix of nutrients and are designed to reduce feed waste.
 

bwebb7

Songster
11 Years
Aug 16, 2008
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Brooksville, Fl
I made a feeder and it works great! I saw it on the web somewhere?
If you use the square bucket that kitty litter comes in, you just drill holes near the bottom of two sides (opposite each other) I made them about 1" triangle. And then put the bucket on a baking dish (you can screw it on there) I used a cookie sheet that was 11x16? & mounted it so the holes are on the longest side. I put it in the pen on top of a cement block. It holds a lot of feed -10lbs or so -so they can't knock it over!
They do poke their beaks in if it starts to get low and it starts to flow again and it keeps them busy too!

I'll try to take a pic and post it tomorrow.

P.S.-it holds enough for a sleep away if the opportunity presents!
 

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