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Messy Eaters

Discussion in 'Quail' started by GrantYoder, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. GrantYoder

    GrantYoder New Egg

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    [​IMG]My three week quail are making a huge pile of wasted feed under their metal feeder. Any tips?
     
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  2. crazymax02

    crazymax02 Out Of The Brooder

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    You could try elevating their feeder a little depending on their size and how high they can reach to still be able to get a good amount of feed still.
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Fermented food. It's great and they can't spread it everywhere. There are lots of articles about how to do fermented food, just look them up. It takes a bit more effort on your part but it is worth it.
     
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  4. stephstuckman

    stephstuckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cut a piece of 1/2" hardware cloth to fit between the two pieces of the base of the feeder. It helps a lot with waste. I also found if I continue to grind their food until they are 3 weeks or so they don't through so much out either.
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