raining a little bit more than a mist ..
My corn seed did not arrive , so now they will not be here until after Monday. It is too wet to work in the garden anyway. but I sure want them here when I am ready .
FedEx dropped the ball on this one. I suppose they are short handed with people taking off for the holiday .
the chicks are liking their new home.
I made a cover for an old metal feeder I have . the chicks used to jump inside of it and couldn't get out. that won't happen anymore.
I am going to put the finishing touches on one of the 50# feeders I built and take it to the bash for a raffle item.
I have it divided so that you can put 50# of feed in it, or 25# of two different kinds of feed.
No picture, and the angled walls are working fine.
I redid the feeder about 3 times .
it works pretty good for pellets and crumbles. but I don't think it will do so well for the ground oats and corn that I feed.
I built another one that is working very well for the corn meal texture laying mash I am feeding. I think it will work well for the ground oats and corn also.
If it is doing well with the corn meal texture, I am sure it will work very well for pellets and crumbles also.
It is a simpler design,, straight sides, tall and narrow.
I could send you some drawings in the mail if you want to PM me your address
I will take some pictures today and maybe you can glean some information from them.
this is basically the style of both feeders.
this one is 15 inches wide by 30 inches.
the side panels are 15 inches tall.
(because that is all the wider my planer can go)
the end panels are about 7 inches wide.
this one's end panels are an inch wider at the bottom than at the top.
the troughs are about 2 1/2 inches wide and about 3 inches deep.
the slot where the feed comes out at the bottom is about 1" . that can be adjusted for your needs by the location of the side panels
inside the feeder I divided it with two 15 inch tall panels tapered like a tent..
this is what the inside divider looks like. I made a tapered top for it so that feed could not settle on top and become old .
this is the feeder that I am going to take to the bash for the raffle.
I have put a hinged cover on it since these pictures were taken.
there is no plywood in it. it is all red pine; lumber I had sawed and I planed ..
If it is kept dry, this feeder should outlive everybody reading this.
If foxes are rare around you, then Badgers are even more rare.
If you are losing chickens at all times of the day, I would still vote "fox" .
I would be carrying a gun every time I went outside..
whatever it is will keep coming until there is nothing left to eat.