To hang or not to hang....

mrkpero

Songster
11 Years
Sep 26, 2008
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I noticed I have less feed waste when my feeders hang. Also, the chickens get added floor space since there is no feeder taking up space.
 

PHILMAN

Songster
8 Years
May 9, 2011
223
2
101
South Plainfield , NJ
On the ground the chickens WILL kick whatever you have on the ground and get into the feeders and waters . They will do that im sure .
keep it just about head high . Thats the ticket !
 

Capvin

Songster
8 Years
Apr 13, 2011
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64
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Lake Placid, FL
Just for the fact that the chickens would make the feeder filthy if it is left on the ground is the main reason to hang it. I hang mine just about their shoulder height. If you hang it too low they will just waste a lot more feed.
 

teamsunbelt

Songster
8 Years
May 23, 2011
285
3
101
Midland, NC
I have all of mine elevated, acomplishes the same thing. It does eat up floor space, but how many hang out under the hanging ones. The only problem I have found is that in summer, it gives bugs a place to hide. Move the feeder, chickens clean up bugs.
 

NightsInWhiteSilkies

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 3, 2011
194
3
93
So how do you actually hang it? How it is kept from not falling over when they go near it? Can someone post a photo of theirs hanging so I can get a better idea of this. Thankyou!
 

Patricia Jane

Songster
9 Years
Oct 28, 2010
751
8
119
Petaluma CA
I have one hanging and one on blocks sitting chest high. Both have the spoke wheel seperator. Have never had any food waste with either. Both work for me. Waterers are on blocks as well.
 
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