Baby chicks, like human babies, need special feeders designed for their small bodies. It is important to use specially designed baby chick feeders to ensure proper nutrition and sanitation.
DIY Chicken Coops offers several types of chick feeders, but all are designed to:
- Reduce contamination from fecal matter
- Allow easy cleaning and sanitation
- Limit spills
Regardless of whether you purchase a round jar feeder or a trough, you will need one feed opening per chick. So, if your baby chick feeder has eight slots, it is large enough for up to eight chicks.
You will want to clean your feeders thoroughly at least once a week, and try to avoid letting them be empty for extended amounts of time because lack of food will encourage bad behaviors like picking.
The following are some of the various chick feeder products that we carry: