What feeder to use....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JenniferJoIN, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    I got a plastic, long feeder with the holes on both sides. They don't seem to like it. In fact, they seem to like it better when I pour food on the floor for them to eat. (They still have food in the feeder though)

    I've looked in a couple of feedstores and haven't seen anything but these long-style feeders. What do you guys use?
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    How big are your chickens getting? I think mine are getting too big to use the baby chick feeders. They are nearing 5 or 6 weeks.

    I was going to go with one of the larger feeders (looks like a tray with a bar over the length of it that rotates so they won't perch on it and poo in the food) so they don't have to stick their head through a small hole to get to the food.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I have the hanging feeder type that you fill from the top in the big coop. My chicken girls really like it.

    In the ChickNRun small coop I used a squirrel proof bird feeder as I needed something water/weather resistent.
  4. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    You may be right and mine may be getting too big for that type of feeder. They are 8 weeks old.

    Arlee- do you go through the food pretty quickly or does it sit in there for a little bit?
  5. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2007
    When mine were 5 weeks old they didn't like the long feeder anymore. I kept raising it up and they wold jump up and poo on it. Then I moved them out to the run where I have a round 50 chicken hanging feeder with the divider slats at the bottom. No problems with that one.

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