Wasted Feed Solution?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AZchickens17, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My baby chicks keep on wasting a lot of feed. I only fill the container up halfway, but they still dump out the majority[​IMG]

    Any ways to solve this problem?
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    What kind of container?
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    ferment it!
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    How old are the chicks?

    This type feeder with fins in the trough prevent billing out feed. There are several versions available on the market.
    https://www.coopsnmore.com/Large_Rite_Farm_Products_13_2_Pound_Chicken_Feeder_p/2182.htm
    this one is my favorite.
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/harris-farms-hanging-feeder-10-lb-capacity
    For baby chicks I haven't had much problem with this type and it works almost to adulthood.
    http://www.flemingoutdoors.com/kuhl-baby-chick-feeder.html

    As was said, fermenting is the best way to cut waste.
     
  6. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Put a rubber feed pan under it to catch what they bill out.
     
  7. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks I will post pics later. My chick is not doing too good. She is an Austra White and is not eating or drinking, and is just sleeping:(
     
  8. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    the basic chick feeder with the little holes for them to stick their heads in
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Raise it up a bit with a block of wood, or put a plate or pie tin under to catch spillage.
     
  10. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok. My brooder is super small for them, and I really want to move them to a dog kennel because they are really cramped. could somebody pm me and I will send you pics?
     

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