"I also have the same problem with ducks!
They taught themselves to use the feeder alot more quickly than the chooks ever did and now we have the second generation of ducks.
Anything I attempted as a deterrent also scared the chickens too,…"
"hi, from [limited] experience chooks are not fussy creatures, but the man who sold me mine told me that generations of the hybrid egg layng types ie shavers etc. do best on pellets and seems to true so far.
I have noticed that they love meaty scraps…"