So much food waste! HELP! (Pic)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mtboyakgirl, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. mtboyakgirl

    mtboyakgirl In the Brooder

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    3884AAEE-BDDB-49A9-A08A-1378FA21383A.jpeg Omg chickens are so messy and wasteful! Any ideas on how to make this better. I have trays below to catch the stuff hey throw out but I feel they are still wasting so much. I have a few that literally throw the food out! Darn ! Lol
     
  2. Tiggerandfriends

    Tiggerandfriends In the Brooder

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    I have seen on Pinterest that you can make feeders out of PVC pipe that prevents a lot of the food waste. Chickens naturally scratch the ground when they eat, so they kick the food out.
     
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  3. tjo804

    tjo804 Crowing

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  4. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Crowing

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    Well there are several options that take very little effort for you to make. Here are some of my ideas!:thumbsup
    This is something a little simpler, for less chickens:
    This option is a good idea, because they can't get in it and scratch it all over the ground!
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    These ones are a little bigger, and can store more food which can be really convenient when you have to go on vacation, or leave them for a little awhile, this one also feeds more. (same basic plan though)


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    Here is another option, which is good for conserving food... If you they get access to grass, clovers, bugs, then you can close this up for a couple of hours during the day for them to forage for themselves, then you can open it up for them later...
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    Hope some of this helps!!:thumbsup:ya
     
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    This is my feeder, works great!
     
  6. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Crowing

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    LOVE this type of feeder, I tried to attach a pic of this feeder to the thread, but it didn't come up for some reason... I like that one a lot..:love
     
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  7. Oh wow I didn't even see you posted pretty much the same feeders above me lol! Great minds think alike :D
    Yeah it's awesome, I made 3 feeders like that. :)
     
  8. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Crowing

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    Yea, they are pretty awesome at not wasting feed!
     
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  9. Thyme4Chickens

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    @BirdGirl2004 and @HuskerHens18 - with the pvc elbow feeder made from the trash can, do you cap the holes at night to keep rodents out? (I'm making aart's feeder because I can just pop it into a metal trash can at night)
     

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