Types of feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kodiakchicken, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Kodiak, Alaska
    I'm trying to decide between using the little round feeders with a mason jar, the long, sliding top feeder or just a low bowl for feeding my chicks when they get here. Also need to decide which is best for the baby ducks. Any ideas?
  2. mandomama

    mandomama Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    corvallis oregon
    I use the mason jar type with the eight holes. I have 7 chicks that are a month old and I fill it twice a day.
  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    ducks need bigger holes so they can scoop.. and water needs to be hi enough to clear the nostrils.
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I like the long ones with the holes running down either side. There was less waste with that one for me. However, there's still a ton of waste when they are little. It helped enormously to have the feeder raised on a piece of wood (or whatever you have) as they didn't get their bedding into it quite so much.

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