Refilling Chick food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by StarryEyzz, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. StarryEyzz

    StarryEyzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newbie here[​IMG]

    When I am refilling my chicks food, do I need to dump out the old feed, even if its not 'messy'. Or can I just top it off. Obviously if I saw signs of a lot of poop, I'd clean it out but the last few times have been clean. Wondering if its wastefull to dump the food out everytime and replace with fresh? Or is that the way to go?
    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    If they stop pooping on it then it's fine for reuse. As they get older they stop climbing on it, you can also start raising it as they age so they can't climb on it.
     
  3. StarryEyzz

    StarryEyzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You!!! I figured this but sometimes when you are new you need a second opinion to validate your own! LOL
     
  4. Albanese07

    Albanese07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been topping mine off and they seem fine with it! :)
     
  5. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I rotate mine. Meaning, I dump what's in the tray into a coffee can, add fresh to the tray then put the old on top. Otherwise you wind up with a tray full of powder that they won't eat.
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