wanted to share a tip which helped me to reduce food waste!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Natalijaasbj, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to share a small tip. It is very simple - I soak chicken feed in the water until it wet and sticky , put it in the deeper bowl ,and voila - nothing gets on the floor.
    I was SO tired of finding half of the feed on the floor every day, but now - guess what - no food on the floor. And they seem to like it better this way - works for chicks and grown-ups!:)
     
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  2. cestial225

    cestial225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do that too. Right now with the weather being so cold I have to make sure I don't pout out too much or it will freeze and then they cant eat it. In the summer make sure you don't put out too much or it will mold.
     
  3. Natalijaasbj

    Natalijaasbj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, thankfully here in Northwest we do not have much frost. I usually put the amount approximately enough for two days.
     
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do that too and it makes it go further, put 2 scoops in and get 3 scoops out.
     
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