Wasted Food Question

Chickenpatty84

In the Brooder
Oct 14, 2015
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SE Louisiana
Hey Y'all,

So quick question. My wife and I have some 2.5 week old chicks. I'll begin by saying that this is our first batch so we are new to this. With regard to feed, our 12 chicks are going through it like crazy. She has to refill the one quart feeder twice a day. That isn't ths issue though...it's the wasted food. They spill it everywhere in the brooder. Simple question....should we let them, or at least count on them, to forage through the shavings for their food or keep letting them eat from the feeder only.

Thanks.
 

Nupe

Songster
5 Years
Jun 13, 2014
593
213
156
Georgia
Yes! I always make them empty the feeder completely and clean up the mess before refilling. Otherwise the little turds would spill it all out looking for those little yellow corn chunks and never eat the good stuff.
 

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