Why r my chicks eating of of the ground of their indoor container?

drumstick diva

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Do you mean your chicks are eating feed spilled out on the floor rather than eating directly from the feeder?

Maybe they haven't really figured out how to deal with your type of feeder. Chickens naturally scratch in the dirt (floor, grass, whatever) to find things to eat. That is what the chicks are doing.
 

Ol Grey Mare

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Do you mean your chicks are eating feed spilled out on the floor rather than eating directly from the feeder?

Maybe they haven't really figured out how to deal with your type of feeder. Chickens naturally scratch in the dirt (floor, grass, whatever) to find things to eat. That is what the chicks are doing.

Agreed - the short answer is, "Because they are chickens".
 

gander007

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Alright
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great to have you joining the BYC flock
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BYC has a very useful learning center
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It is something you might want to take some time on
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If you have questions just ask as the really silly questions
are the one's you do not ask and just remember everyone
started with out knowing a thing
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Enjoy your poultry ventures
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TwoCrows

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Welcome to BYC!

Yes, what the others said! Chicks and chickens will eat where ever the food is! If it doesn't move, chickens will eat it. LOL

Enjoy your new babies and welcome to our flock!
 

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