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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by loribischof View Post

I built a similar one for my brooder. I used smaller pipes 1 1/2 inch because I didn't want the chicks to climb in. The problem that I am having is that as they eat more feed is not flowing into the elbow. Anyone have that issue?
i would attribute that problem to the elbow. Because there's the curve,it gets stuck there,right?
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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Gloryjasmine View Post

i would attribute that problem to the elbow. Because there's the curve,it gets stuck there,right?

Yes, I am going to tweak the elbow today and see if it works.

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Breeds: Dominique, Australorp, Golden & Silver-laced Wynadotte, Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, Easter Eggers, Silkie, Polish, Light Brahma, Serama, Buff Orpington, Cuckoo Maran, Guinea Fowl (pearl grey)

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post #23 of 25
Mine too, they poop on the feed but what i normally do is, i give them what will sustain them and allow them to pick what they throw on the floor.
post #24 of 25
I don't know if this will work.... Maybe turn the elbow just slightly? (Is that what you meant by tweaking? hmm.png lol) Keeping the concept prior as well as allowing the feed to drop when necessary. Frustrating isn't it?! :-/
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post #25 of 25

I just built mine about 10 minutes ago and I'm thinking it's too small. I built mine with a 2" pipe to save a little on the cost. It was $12 rather than about double that for the 3". But I had to shake it quite a bit to get it to go to the ends of the elbows so they can eat it. I'm thinking I may end up having to go back and buy the 3" anyway.


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