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Making a feeder but need some advice on size

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Hi all. Im making a bucket feeder with pipes as below. I'm just wondering is 2.5" (68mm) pipe angles a ok size for the chicken to put its head in. I would use 3" but u can't seem to get them in the UK. I will be having medium/large chickens.
Edited by AshFR - 8/1/15 at 8:17am
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You can kind of see how I did my feeder in this. Those holes are 2-1/2” in diameter. They can get their entire heads in there. You will be fine with 68 mm.

This too shall pass.  It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.

 

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This too shall pass.  It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Ahhhh thats brilliant thanks very much. Now to find a suitable Bucket smile.png trying to find stuff in the UK is a nightmare.
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We've had a few chickens feeders for the past three years. Our latest one is working like it should. Hardly any feed is being thrown out by the chickens, we are not feeding the wild birds or squirrels anymore with this feeder. We were going through a bag of feed every week to 10 days, now our feed last about a month and feed is not being wasted.

You could build a chickens feeder out of wood. That is what we did. It's a lever feeder, it opens up only when the chickens step on the lever to open it to get feed.

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Ahhhh thats brilliant thanks very much. Now to find a suitable Bucket smile.png trying to find stuff in the UK is a nightmare.

Restaurants are your answer. They get pickles, and fillings and all sorts of stuff in those 5 gallon buckets.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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