Month old chicks rejecting feeder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Araucana, May 14, 2008.

  1. Araucana

    Araucana In the Brooder

    May 12, 2008
    Very odd. My 6 thriving month old chicks lost interest in eating from their chick feeder -the metal kind with the little holes. I got them a bigger feeder, that hangs down. At first they seemed overjoyed, but now they look at it with dull disdain. When I put their crumbles in a little dish (duct taped to the the bottom of an upside down bigger dish, to raise it up out of the bedding) they devour it, as if I've been starving them. Even stranger, I tried using two bowls, to give them more space to eat, but they completely ignore the one full bowl of food in favor of this one tin bowl....

  2. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    SE PA
    Spoiled perhaps? LOL, really I wish I could help, but could not resist.

    Keep us posted.
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I would suggest the following:

    1. They are spoiled;

    2. They know exactly what they want; or

    3. They like the tin bowl noises.

    Mine can be picky too...they like a tin cake pan over their feeder if given the choice.

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