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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dapper, Apr 21, 2009.
paper towels directly or do you put their feed in their feeder?
For the very young and tiny peeps, I use little tiny paper plates or plastic container lids for feed trays. It's not that big of a deal, but it makes it easier to clean up and thus keep poop out of food and food out of poop.
me, I spoil'em and put a small HANDFUL and scatter it alll over the paper towel, so there are crumbs everywhere, so no matter where they squat, there is a crumb that they could peck at without getting up. I also keep a little six holer feeder filled with dry Start n Grow that I ground up in a blender to make the crumbs small, and gradually they transition from scratching and pecking on the paper towel to pecking at, perching on and pooping in their new feeder! lol.
I would keep it in the feeder.
I used the small plastic bowl (an old hummus container), and when they go tto be about a week old and I noticed a lot of scratching, I spread some over the paper towls/straw. They seemed to like the food on the floor better...