Creep feeder for chicks
(SW MO, USA)
Starter crumbles are too high in protein for layers and layer pellets are too
high in calcium for chicks.
A milk carton or 2X4 welded wire work fine when the
chicks are small enough but they soon outgrow both.
A creep feeder is made with 8 X 8 X 16 cement blocks with two holes and a waterproof lid will work until the chicks are weaned if the hens are large enough to find the holes in the
blocks impassable. The layer pellets can be hung out of reach of the chicks.
This sounds too simple but I wish someone had shared this with me way back when!