What is wrong with my chickens? SOO Frustrated!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by IndigoJaguar, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. IndigoJaguar

    IndigoJaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    I have one rooster, six hens, and eleven 17 week old chicks. I feed them all the same layer feed now, but it has fines and cracked corn in it. The problem is: They REFUSE to eat the fines in the bottom of the feeder!! I am wasting a great part of my feed because of this problem. Anyone else have this problem?? I don't want to switch feed because this is the only source of natural feed around here.
  2. MammaBear

    MammaBear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    SW PA
    I read on here somewhere a recipe to make a loaf out of the fines on the bottom of the barrel. They added a bunch of things to keep the chickens interested in it. I just add water to make a thick paste to mine and they gobble it up.

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