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Pvc feeder wasting?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vjbakke, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 pvc feeders in my coop. I am finding the the girls can shovel out a lot of feed lately while they are eating. I have been raising it up however if I raise it any more some of the girls will not be able to reach it. I am thinking we need to change something about the design. I'll have to take pics later of what it looks like to get a better Idea of it.
     
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes chickens just waste food. It is natural for them to scratch so they scratch at their food with their beaks even if it is a nice feeder. Not much you can do about it. Some food will get wasted.
     
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm surprised! What's the design of your feeder? Can you post a pic?

    I just installed mine, and there ain't no way they're billing food out of it. The feed is flowing nicely too.

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  4. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:What size holes did you drill in that?
     
  5. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Depending on the size of your feeder and your birds you could try some wire over it. Poultry wire, dog kennel wire etc. That helped with some of mine, others not so much.
     
  7. eds500

    eds500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a lot of waste on crumbles. Changing to pellets has solved the problem. I have a vertical PVC feeder that flows into an open trough.
     

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