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Homemade chicken feeder and waterer pics please!

post #1 of 30
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Have you made your own chicken waterer/feeder? I would love to see some pictures. I trying to get ideas on how to build some from the stuff I have around the house/garage. wink

From me and my 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 bird, and 1 fish!
We have chickies!
1 Buff Orpington, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 1 Barred Rock!
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From me and my 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 bird, and 1 fish!
We have chickies!
1 Buff Orpington, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 1 Barred Rock!
Take a look at myDragon Scroll
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post #2 of 30

i know there are afew floating around here, but i would love to see more too - i get my chicks in a couple weeks and want to make a few also.  i always love to see what people can come up with:)

Mom to 2 kids (human) +  25 chickies
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Mom to 2 kids (human) +  25 chickies
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post #3 of 30

I made my own feeders by using
1"X4" 3 ft long
three sides and in the top I nailed 10 penny nails to a 1"x1"piece of pine and it turned as the nails allowed it to
never had any problems
I always bought the plastic gallon waterers that I got from Smiths Poultry supplys
they have the gallon size that is hard plastic and sets on a heated water base unit
used mostly 25 watt bulbs in the heater for winter

Glenda L Heywood Brookings SD
frizzlebird7@yahoo.com
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Glenda L Heywood Brookings SD
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post #4 of 30

I'd make the waterer from a 5 gallon bucket and a planter base if it weren't so heavy to turn over.  No problem if you are young and strong!

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

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BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

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post #5 of 30

I just read this on another thread, good pics and ideas on  Homemade PVC feeders.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=109158


Edited by Monk - 5/22/09 at 5:34pm
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"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young."
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post #6 of 30

we made ours with pvc pipe the only thing i would suggest is at the bottom use a y coupler insted of the t coupler                       http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22406_chickens_003.jpg

post #7 of 30

Here's one hubby just made out of scrap metal.  You could use wood just as easily.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30988_d_feeder.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/30988_e_openfeeder.jpg

Diane (plus a hubby & 6 kids, sheep, cats, dog, and RIRs, BRs, & Araucanas)
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post #8 of 30

I made the waterer from this site, works really well

http://toolmakingart.com/2008/06/10/chicken-feeders/

post #9 of 30
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Today I managed to rummage around my house and find some good materials for chick feeders and waterer!!celebrate

~Materials I used for feeder:
-1 quart (16 ounces, or 2lbs)  plastic yogurt jar
- 1 small plant tray
-1 nut and bolt
~Tools used to make feeder:
- Anything sharp (used a nail)
- Kitchen scissors
-Cordless drill
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg28/Mossybird/IMG_0521.jpg
Inside view
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg28/Mossybird/IMG_0525.jpg
Bottom view
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg28/Mossybird/IMG_0528.jpg

~Materials for waterer:
- 1 quart plastic yogurt jar
- 1 plastic TV dinner bowl
- Hot glue
~Tools used to make waterer:
- Kitchen scissors
- Hot glue gun

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg28/Mossybird/IMG_0532.jpg



I made the feeder by cutting out four holes on separate sides of the jar.
I drilled a hole through the jars bottom and the plant tray, then screwed the nut and bolt in. Already tested this, it works great!

As for the waterer, I only cut out one tiny hole on one side and super glued the yogurt jar to the TV dinner bowl. (which I trimmed back a bit because it was too deep of a bowl.) This works well, too. On the inside of the waterer, I marked were the water level should be so it wont over flow.

Im so happy with how these turned out! love

From me and my 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 bird, and 1 fish!
We have chickies!
1 Buff Orpington, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 1 Barred Rock!
Take a look at myDragon Scroll
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From me and my 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 bird, and 1 fish!
We have chickies!
1 Buff Orpington, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 1 Barred Rock!
Take a look at myDragon Scroll
Reply
post #10 of 30

Have you searched here for "Homemade feeder " "Homemade waterer"?

You will have enough pictures and explanations for 5 hours of good reading.

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Freedom is an armed lamb contesting the results.
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