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keeping the other animals OUT of the chicken food!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TeamChaos, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    My plan for today is to make a creep feeder that will exclude the sheep, horses, dogs etc. OUT of the chicken feeders. Has anyone already made one? Thanks
     
  2. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if it would work for sheep or horses (I don't have either) but I mix cayenne pepper powder in with the chicken feed and it keeps the dogs from eating it. Birds aren't affected by capsaicin, so they don't mind. I buy the big containers of cayenne at Sams. Cheap and easy fix for me.
     
  3. EncinoMan

    EncinoMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I bet you make one spicy omelet! [​IMG]

    Seriously though, does the pepper flavor or heat come across in the eggs at all?
     
  4. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I bet you make one spicy omelet! [​IMG]

    Seriously though, does the pepper flavor or heat come across in the eggs at all?

    My oldest chickens are 12 weeks old, so I don't know yet. I guess I will find out. lol
     

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