Ok so my chicks are little over 3/4 months an I have purchased a 30 pound feeder that's hanging an they love it but some of them pick throug it an waste a lot of food y r they doin it an how can I make then stop if possible Thanks
Mine were doing that with crumbles and I switched to pellets and it stopped. My feeder also is slightly adjustable to lower the cylinder into the tray to allow less feed out at once and has also helped.
not only do you waste food with crumbles, you invite pests, rodents.
will you be free ranging? do they have a run outside? you wont need scratch if they free range. They should be on a balanced 16-20% protein feed throughout adulthood. Scratch should be only a treat. and there are SO many better treats:
There are hundreds of brands of feeds and thousands of opinions on what is best. I had a local brand of pellets that just smelled bad and had too much powder in it. Went back to Layena for a couple of dollars more and the chickens like it. Pick one with good protein % and if you don't like it, get another. Scratch is a good treat, but not enough protein and calcium and such for egg layers.