Is this hanging feeder too high?

CandiceN

Chirping
8 Years
May 30, 2011
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I decided to hang the feeder now that we're doing deep litter, so I put a couple heavy duty screws in the ceiling beams of the coop and used welded wire (similar to hardware cloth wire) and carabiners to hang it. It looks like it's about neck height, but the girls seem to be able to get into it easily. Does this look alright? It was higher but I lowered it to here. I can replace the wire w/chain if necessary - I just worked with what I had! Is it safe like this?

Thanks!

(I had 2 hens in the nesting boxes. They were not impressed that I was in their way, lol
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UPDATED: I lowered it a bit, they went crazy eating as soon as I walked away, so I guess they approve! I am going to replace the wire with chain though. I was fixing it and the wire just slid off the carabiner, dropping the food bin on my foot. I have it nice and tight for now, but I'm guessing it will loosen with the swinging and I don't want them getting hurt. Chain is cheap, I don't mind






 
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southerndesert

B & M Chicken Ranch
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Jun 17, 2011
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Should be fine and they can not scatter it that way, sometimes it is funny to see them scratch their feet while trying to dig in the food with their beak at a hanging feeder
 

AlienChick

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Apr 9, 2010
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I would probably lower it a tad bit so that the metal rim is at chest level.

I like the idea of using the Tity Cat container!


 

CandiceN

Chirping
8 Years
May 30, 2011
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NH
I was thinking it looked a bit high, like she could barely get her neck over the rim. I'll go out later and lower it a few inches.

Thanks!
 
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