Poop In Food

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by foamspoon, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. foamspoon

    foamspoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There seems to be one chick that likes to climb on top of the feeder and poop on top and get poop in the chick feed. Is this a problem?

    Thanks,

    Bryan
     
  2. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be. So what you could do is put something like a cone on top of the feeder so the chick can't sit there. The poop has a lot of undesirable organizims in it. I think preventing it from sitting up there would help with the problem.

    Arklady
     
  3. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We clean the poop out of our chicks feeder, when they start getting on top we have attached wires to it so that we can raise it up but that won’t stop them. The main thing is to keep it clean.
     
  4. Lipkis

    Lipkis Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicks are still babies. And babies still aren't qquite sure what food is. If it stays in there they might start to think that it's food. Just take it out asap and clean the food out and your chicks will be okay. They could get sick from eattigng poo--ew. So just make sure their food stays clean.
     

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