Vince decided the baby chicks’ setup wasn’t quite right. We had a long trough type feeder in their Rubbermaid home. If we put just a little bit of feed in there, they almost had to stand on their heads to get to the food. So, we filled it up to the top and then the chicks could just stand on the floor and peck, peck, peck . . no diving to get to the food. But then they looked at the food trough, they huddled and they came to the collective conclusion that sitting on top of the red trough was a fantastic idea. But what they didn’t discuss while in the huddle was that they’d be pooping right in their food! Vince went shopping after work and bought a new feeder . . kinda like the watering bottle we use.
Vince decided they needed a roost already so he came up with a plan for making them a roost. Then we cleaned out the Rubbermaid home and other than going down to check on them and make sure they’re happy and don’t have any wishes we can fulfil before bedtime, we’re done with the chickens for the day!
Notice the need feeding setup and the new roost! There’s a thick plastic film over the top of those hollow tubes so don’t worry that a baby chick might end up in there.