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post #1 of 7
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I have chicks now and more coming in , what would be the best type of feeder to give them metal, plastic , etc. ?

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post #2 of 7

Plastic in my option is the best.
I use and like these -
http://www.twincitypoultrysupplies.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=768

Chris

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #3 of 7

Automatic.  I think the most important part is making it easy on you.  How many chickens will you be feeding?

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post #4 of 7

For me, one I can hang.

Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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post #5 of 7

I love the treadle feeder we built - we'll be building many more to replace all the others we've been feeding the mice with big_smile

Work with my business partner on American Dominiques in large fowl and bantam,

also keep a few Black Sumatras in large fowl and Coturnix Quail in Tibetan and Tibetan Tuxedo.

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Work with my business partner on American Dominiques in large fowl and bantam,

also keep a few Black Sumatras in large fowl and Coturnix Quail in Tibetan and Tibetan Tuxedo.

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post #6 of 7

May I suggest this feeder, right off the bat. Can be hung with the bale or placed on deck until the chicks are older, which is only a matter of a month. Trust me. Those creep feeders are a waste of money unless you are only talking about a handful of chicks, but even then, the cost per bird goes way up.

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/slate119.html

This is AWESOME, and I made THREE for less than you can buy one of similar design. But if you are not handy, this one might do. I am just trying to keep my price per egg managable! This one is for birds, though a similar (redundant) design is available for chicks only.

http://www.enasco.com/product/C28780N

edit: OH , and it is plastic for sanitation purposes, and unlike the galvanized style, the "pickle bucket" feeder has a tight LID to keep DISEASE spreading critters out of your feed. The galvanized ones do NOT. They are completely open topped!?! Charming, but nasty.


Edited by Upcycled - 3/16/11 at 5:02pm
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the responses. I will be having around 30 coming in and have 16 right now!

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