Trouble shoot my bucket feeder?! Please help!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by violamama, May 3, 2016.

  1. violamama

    violamama Out Of The Brooder

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    The quail are happy and we finally got the roof on our quail coop.

    I bought a vertical waterer with pre-installed nipples because it was on sale and we have so many projects going, I needed to save some time. I know it's too low- we bought pipe strapping and will raise it up tonight. I think we'll also add a flap in the roof so we can fill it with a hose.

    My big problem is that they seem too scared or silly to eat from the bucket feeder.

    I raised it up a little this morning. Any other thoughts?
    Have any of you actually got this kind of feeder to work?

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  2. violamama

    violamama Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe our quail are particularly silly? Can't figure out why they don't eat from this thing...
     
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they don't see the feed because of the cover above the holes? Can that be removed? I guess a few live bugs in the bucket would get their interest, if they can see them that is..
     
  4. violamama

    violamama Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes we could remove those. I suppose they are more for outdoor chicken runs.

    I think I'll also cut away more of the inside part.

    We did add some dried mealworms around the holes, but it generated only minimal interest.
     

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