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water and feed question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by agto, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. agto

    agto New Egg

    Apr 3, 2012

    I haven't gotten my chickies yet. But I have a couple of questions. What is the difference between chicken nipples and a water bottle for like a guinea pig? I was just thinking that the water bottle would be easier to clean and install.

    Also, is it good enough to provide veggies in the chicken run and then just feed the chickens feed once per day? I'm just thinking about not wanting other critters to take up residence because there is extra food around. And then maybe in the winter keep the feed in the coop all the time. Our winters are pretty cold so I don't think mice would be scurrying as much then.

    Any thoughts?
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    each bird will need a lot of water- to keep them in water with rabbit bottles even at chick stage will be a pain.

    They love veggies, make sure you have grit also.

    have fun!
  3. vishnu kokareko

    vishnu kokareko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2012
  4. agto

    agto New Egg

    Apr 3, 2012
    There are 64 oz water bottles.... and I'm only going to have at the very most 6 chicks. And can only own at most 3 chickens.

    Is it ok to feed them once a day?
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    It all depends on if they are going to get the whole ration then or if you want to break it up- also how much they might waste.

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