Cindy Skillman wrote:Thanks, Lucretia! Your chickens look so happy! I’ve been giving mine veggies occasionally but just laying them around on the floor. They get bedding all over them of course. 😢 that looks like a great idea. I’ll start thinking about what I have that would work for that super fun feeder. 😋 I do give them a little scratch at night, but not too much. They empty their feeder, but they don’t mob it when I bring it back in the morning like I see in some of the YouTube videos. Do yours do that?
Cindy Skillman wrote:
I’ll have to look into the live crickets. I think there’s a pet shop in town that sells them. When the girls were little I enjoyed tossing crickets to them and watching them chase one another around. So funny!
Lauren Magnolia wrote:This thread is similar enough to my question, so here goes!
We have 25 chickens and need to find a feeder that satisfies them all. We've got the standard metal one (big lidless cylinder with the bottom trough for them to eat out of) but if I fill it all the way they get in the top and poop, or the rain comes in sideways and it's trashed.
So I'm filling it with a couple coffee cans a day... Thumbs down!
I'd love to utilize the PVC feeders, or a bucket w/ lid and the PVC fittings at the bottom, but how are all these beaks gonna get fed with only half a dozen openings?
Two buckets? Never let it run dry so they don't all attack it in the morning?
Open to suggestions! Thanks in advance, you beautiful Permies!