Originally Posted by Oreo quail
Very nice! I have a disposable food storage container that i cut holes in. It works with my 1 quail after I screwed the base to a board . Otherwise it was too light and kept getting tipped over. Now I find almost no wastage.
I like the inner chute for more storage of food. How big are the inner diameters of the pipe sections?
I initially just cut holes, but the plastic was a bit sharp and I was worried about the quail injuring themselves or damaging the feathers on their necks. The little collars of pvc are smooth and add a bit of a lip to help keep the food in the bin.
The tube for the feed has an interior dimension of 4".
For the ports the quail stick their heads through, I actually tried 3 different dimensions.
First I used 1 1/2" pvc, but it was a bit large. The quail were able to still pull food through the hole as they were eating.
I went down to 1" pvc next, but it was a bit small. They would stick their heads through but it seemed tight and they didn't like it.
1 1/4" ended up being perfect. In the video I posted on the instructable linked above, you can see the quail have no issues with the size of the hole and freely use the feeder.