Three Feeding Questions

Egrant97

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 30, 2013
54
0
41
Right now i feed a scoop mixed with some protien mix and crushed corn. Should I stick with that or use a feeder, i found one in the shed the other day and it looks like it is supposed to hang... not sure if i should hang it or not, but first have to figure out if i should just use the feeder....

As for water, currently they have a dog bowl i rinse a fill every day. If i were to get the nipples, will they know how to use them and is this better?

Last but not least. I let the free range for a couple of hours a day. the yard is pretty big and they seemd to find lots and lots of bugs. We have just started giving them out lveggie scraps, Only lettuce and tomatoes so far. Everyone post about scraps, my third question is, only veggie scraps?????

I love the idea of hanging an ear of corn or a thing of broccoli!!!! Will be trying soon.
 

Den in Penn

Songster
8 Years
Dec 15, 2011
3,418
216
216
SE Pa.
Using a feeder helps keep the feed loss down. Hang it or put it on a raised platform your option.

Chickens are omnivores and can eat just about anything you can eat. So yes they will eat meat.
 

Rich386

Songster
8 Years
Jul 21, 2011
718
49
123
Live Oak, FL
Right now i feed a scoop mixed with some protien mix and crushed corn. Should I stick with that or use a feeder, i found one in the shed the other day and it looks like it is supposed to hang... not sure if i should hang it or not, but first have to figure out if i should just use the feeder....

As for water, currently they have a dog bowl i rinse a fill every day. If i were to get the nipples, will they know how to use them and is this better?

Last but not least. I let the free range for a couple of hours a day. the yard is pretty big and they seemd to find lots and lots of bugs. We have just started giving them out lveggie scraps, Only lettuce and tomatoes so far. Everyone post about scraps, my third question is, only veggie scraps?????

I love the idea of hanging an ear of corn or a thing of broccoli!!!! Will be trying soon.
My chickens will eat anything up to and including marbles. I give mine any kind of table scraps. Watering with a bowl is possibly the most labor intensive way to do it. Take a look at this I never touch it always full and clean.





 

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