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fool proof / waste free feeders?

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In my dreams, I envision a feeder where no food is flung all over the place and wasted...but I never get to the end of the dream to see what it really really looks like.

I thinking it's a walk in diner type thing where the walls keep the food from flinging???

Any ideas?  These guys are in a run on the ground.  I try to scoop the food and put it in the bowl but it's immediately kicked or bathed out of the bowl.

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Mother hen to muscovy, quail, silkies, welsummers, muts, 2 sheep & 6 children.
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Mine use these: http://www.tractorsupply.com/chicken-equipment/harris-farms-feeder-chick-slide-top-18-in-l-2167531

If
you don't fill it all the way to the top (making the birds stick their heads inside the holes) they don't waste any feed.

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post #3 of 10

If you want a feeder that Quail will not waste the feed, check out the feeder that I build, It's called  THE BEST EVER QUAIL FEEDER. You can see pictures if you go to my BYC page .

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Originally Posted by shelleyd2008 

Mine use these: http://www.tractorsupply.com/chicken-equipment/harris-farms-feeder-chick-slide-top-18-in-l-2167531

If
you don't fill it all the way to the top (making the birds stick their heads inside the holes) they don't waste any feed.


That's what i use too.

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Should not be taken seriously in large doses, use as directed.
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post #5 of 10

why not just put your feeder inside a tub. either cut a hole for entry or just let them hop up and in. i'v seen this before and like it alot. not a pretty looking deal but it is effective on not wasting your $$$

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Originally Posted by shelleyd2008 

Mine use these: http://www.tractorsupply.com/chicken-equipment/harris-farms-feeder-chick-slide-top-18-in-l-2167531

If
you don't fill it all the way to the top (making the birds stick their heads inside the holes) they don't waste any feed.


same one i use, its the best

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 Wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 Coturnix Quails, and  4 Black & Mottled Bantam Cochins. Getting ready to move to France, pm me if you live over there!

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post #7 of 10

I use the feeders made by jimsbirdhouse "the Best ever Quail feeder".  I also use it for young chicks.  They are extremely efficient and very little waste.

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I believe Jesus Christ, son of God, lived in human flesh, died on the cross without sin so that I would not have to die in my sin but have everlasting life.  He did this not just for me, but for all that would accept and believe in him. Pm me if you want to know more about my faith.
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post #8 of 10

Jim's feeders will cut out almost all the waste.

post #9 of 10

I agree Jim's is probably the best

post #10 of 10

Plus one on Jim's I have all sizes he makes & love his feeders. They beat all other feeders plus the way there designed makes it easy for the birds to eat out of. The red ones seems like the birds are always crawling inside to eat poor design.

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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