Waste less food! Here's how............

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dr.Doorlock, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Garland, Texas
    One of the big gripes I had with my baby chicks was the way they would waste so much food. Their temporary home is a large cage made of 1/2" square wire. The bottom is about 1" off the paper covered floor. Everytime I changed their papers, there was much more food than poo. I tried the round feeder with the Mason jar, but it did nothing until I put it inside a 9" glass pie pan. This works GREAT! There is almost no waste and the girls don't poo on the plate.

    Hope this helps!

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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That's a great idea! I will have to try that with my next round of chicks.... Oh wait, I am supposed to be done......
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I do that, and it really does make it near no waste.
  4. WildBurroShirts.com

    WildBurroShirts.com Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2008
    Carson City, NV
    I'm trying it tomorrow, thanks!

    Because I am astounded at the agility of these girls to poop in every hole of those round mason jar feeder things!

    They must sneak off to yoga classes when I'm not looking...that's the only explanation!
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    mixing the babies' food in small batches with water, making a loose mush, zero waste, and they eat more and grow faster. If you can't be around to freshen their food a few times a day, you could make them sick from rancid food because of the heat from the brooder bulb, but if you don't have anything better to do than wait hand and foot on baby chicks, it works.

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