Kits hanging out IN the feed dish

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MnCanary

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Does anyone have a solution for this: from the time they come out of the nest box, and for 2-3 weeks afterward, the kits sit in the feed and mess it up. Once the kits are a little larger, it is too uncomfortable for them to be in there. Is there a way to prevent this and still give full-feed to the kits and the doe?
 

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You could try 2 or 3 smaller dishes that they can't get into or else a large flat dish like a pie plate and put something like a rock or a weighted tin can in the center so they can only feed on the perimeter.
 

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My suggestion of blocking the center so that they can't sit in the feeder works well and it's easy to do. I've always found that low-tech solutions to small management problems work best.
 
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