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Does anyone have any plans on how to make a treadle feeder for the chooks please. I am in New Zealand and the few I have seen here are quite expensive so would like hubby to have a go at making some...Thanks koogie

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Bantam Breeds:  OEGB, MGB, Shamo, Wyandotte, Pyncheon   LF Breeds:  Buckeyes, RC RIR, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
Family Memberships:  ABA, SCNA, OEGBCA, MGBCA, NPIP   Kiddo's Clubs:  4-H, APA-ABA Youth Program
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http://www.ascott-dairy.co.uk/acatalog/Standard-Treadle-Feeder-PY355.html

I
don't know how to build one , but this is what they are

post #5 of 40

They are rodent proof feeders.  The weight of the chicken opens the feed tray, and closes when the chicken steps off.  Actually looks like a cool idea.  I wonder how hard it is to train the chickens?

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post #6 of 40

There aren't plans in the link, but there is a close up of the side to show how it works. It's a wood one though so maybe you could adapt it to metal.
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Need egg candling reference pics? Click HERE!
2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

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Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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post #8 of 40

That is great smile

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Originally Posted by enggass 

Looks like a fun project.

http://www.woodworkingcorner.com/feeder.php


Yep, that's the one my son is going to build for me, it looks brilliant. I would have liked a metal one that is available to purchase but they are just too expensive for moi. th

post #10 of 40

I have a few questions about these feeders.

1. how are they working out for everyone?

2. has anyone made a waterproof version?

3. do the chickens ever get clocked in the head by the pop board?

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