Quail Feeders

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Picco, May 15, 2010.

  1. Picco

    Picco Songster

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    What is the best type of feeder to use to reduce feed waste? I use a chick feeder (galvanized trough with reel) and a J feeder (for rabbits) and my birds waste more feed than they eat. Most of the crumbles fall through the wire.
     
  2. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Songster

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  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My bigger pens have the long chick feeders, the others have the base of a round chick feeder. Very little waste, since they can't get in it to scratch it out [​IMG]
     
  4. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Songster

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    I'm using rabbit feeders, with a quart sized cage cup underneath it. What they scratch out lands in the cup. Since the cup is mostly under the feeder, they can't scratch in it. The rabbit feeders are the screen bottom ones, but I cut a strip of feed bag to fit in as a liner [​IMG]

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    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  5. DLS

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  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    The Chick Feeder With The Holes Work Better Than The Reel, As They Cannot Get In There To Scratch Feed All Over... Also For Your J Feeders With Feed Falling Through The Screen--- Line The Inside Of It With Aluminum Foil, This Prevents The Feed Falling Through The Screen.
     

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