What feeder?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by NYRIR, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My geese waste a lot of food. Is there any feeder that works better for them? Right now they have rubber bowls.They get into the chicken feeders from the bottom and top and make a huge mess. Any suggestions?
     
  2. pinkyglory123

    pinkyglory123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four geese and use one of those black rubber fortiflex low tubs. I never have any food wasted.
     
  3. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rubber fortiflex tub looks really nice!

    I have only one goose, and I use a 2-quart mixing jug like this one (without the small lid):
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    Food is not wasted, but he still manages to be messy.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Quote:I agree with Miss Lydia, I think those would work really well..
     
  6. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for responding. I was wondering about the goat trough feeders...I think I will try one of those! Or maybe 2...

    The Goose Girl.... I appreciate your response... but I (alas) have too many geese to use one of those [​IMG] I would need at least 7, lol [​IMG]

    PinkGlory123... I use the medium to large size rubber bowls but they make a HUGE mess! ( The chickens help with it too)
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I have 3 of those feeders and I feed 24 chickens, 9 muscovy ducks and 1 goose. to kinda give you an idea. that way the ducks and goose get to eat and not have to wait on the chickens to get through first. They are easy to clean and I promise the waste is nothing at all. I started keeping their water buckets further away from their feeders too so they don't get the feed as wet either.
     
  8. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    We use troughs. Large diameter PVC cut in half lengthwise, laid on the ground. Ours are cut to 10 foot lengths. Works like a charm because they can line up along them and not have to jockey for position.

    In the summer the geese don't really get fed though. They're job is to mow and weed, plenty of it around here to keep them full. [​IMG]
     
  9. Nicophorus

    Nicophorus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love my geese to eat the grass more but... how to keep them out of the chicken food?
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:My goose,ducks and chickens all eat the same feed. P Flock raiser. They do free range but they have acsess to feed all day too.
     

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