Need Some Help

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jerryray, May 29, 2011.

  1. jerryray

    jerryray In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Kentucky
    Are you suppose to keep feed out for laying hens all the time???????????[​IMG]
  2. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    No. It is a personal choice as to what works better for your setup and time schedule. I prefer to feed my chickens enough that they clean up most of it by evening. I have no desire to attract and feed mice, rats, or any other freeloaders. I check their trough each evening when I close them up and adjust up or down.
  3. Hi Jerryray,

    I second what grayhorsewoman said about not having anything out overnight that will attract vermin or pests. I keep feeder in the run full enough for chickens to have 'free choice' and bring it in at dark because the chickens have gone into the coop.

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