Need advice for feeding aggression...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dunnmom, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. dunnmom

    dunnmom Crowing

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    Yeah, I think that’s what happened. I get in a hurry to get the feeding done sometimes and ignore the bad behavior. I shot myself in the foot there, I admit it, it was me the whole time. I’ll see if any of these suggestions help.
     
  2. dunnmom

    dunnmom Crowing

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    Yeah, I didn’t think about the fact that holding it over my head might make them jump higher. That may not be the best idea, since I’m only 5 ft. tall. They’ve never pecked me in the face before, but it is possible, I’ve seen them jump that high before. Not at me, but when they’ve gotten startled.
     
  3. dunnmom

    dunnmom Crowing

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    How can I run a feeder tube in from the outside without compromising the predator proofness of my run? Right now, there are no holes or gaps, and I’ve tried hard to keep it that way. How is yours set up? I know I can cap the tube to keep critters, rain, crud out of it, but how to keep it stable and no gaps?
     
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  4. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    How many chickens do you have? Maybe adding another feeder in a different location could help?
     
  5. dunnmom

    dunnmom Crowing

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    I have 8. They have 2 food dishes already and they are confined to the coop and run until we can afford another fence to keep them from wondering off property and keep stray dogs out of our yard.
     
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  6. hillbilly91

    hillbilly91 Crowing

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    I feed once a day and throw it in the pen. I know how much each bird needs and feed accordingly. If your wanting it as a automatic feeder just use a 3in pvc pipe and according pvc couplings to accommodate your coop. You can get many ideas off Google just search pvc chicken feeders
     
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  8. dunnmom

    dunnmom Crowing

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    Thank you!
     
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  9. CB3fish

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    Why don't you put out the feed before you let the chickens out? Mine are in the coop and I put out the feed and let them out. I lock them in at night because of the raccoons.
     
  10. CB3fish

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    Do you throw the scratch on the ground or feed from a feeder?
     
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