Killer reel top chick feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by brandywine, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. brandywine

    brandywine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    Western PA
    One of my brooders of ten-day-old broilers had a reel-top feed trough in it -- one of these .

    Last night I was cleaning their waterers, and about to refill the feeders. I stepped outside to use the hose, all was well. Stepped back in less than a minute later, dead chick under the upturned, nearly empty reel top feeder.

    As near as I can tell, he had his head in there, the other chicks, who were excited about the impending feeding, overturned the feeder, and his neck was snapped.

    Just a warning to everyone about the deadly nature of this feeder design, especially when it is near empty.

    I took the reel section out. And I'm going to make some nice PVC feeders out of scrap pipe.
  2. Mama&thePeeps

    Mama&thePeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Ew! What a discovery. Thanks for the warning!
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh that's awful. I'm sorry that happened. Thanks for the warning.
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    you should feed the chickens then fill waterers
    what is the meaning of that last picture of a chicken?
    it is very demeaning to read
  5. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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