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post #1 of 23
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Does anyone want to show off some of their homemade feeders?  I need a new and creative project to go with my plan for ducks this spring...I would LOVE to see anything ya'll came up with for your ducks - recycled materials, cheap and easy, fancy but functional...they all apply!

I want to start with some pekin ducks this spring, and I like to make as much as I can myself...but I need some new ideas!  So duck people...SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT IN THE FEEDER DEPARTMENT!   And thank you too!

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post #2 of 23

I took a rubber feed tub that I had laying around and used it as a base for my feeder. Then I took a 5 gallon bucket and drilled holes around the side of it, close to the bottom. I just screwed the rubber feed tub to bottom of the bucket. It works pretty good. I can try to get some pics if it will help make it more clear.

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post #3 of 23

I just use a big plastic mixing bowl

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and a partridge in a pear tree

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post #4 of 23

I made a long tray out of scrap plywood, all the babies and about half the older ducks eat out of it.

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post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Bleenie 

I made a long tray out of scrap plywood, all the babies and about half the older ducks eat out of it.


I like this idea...I have some GIANT pvc pipe laying about the property...already cut in half with capped ends...wonder if I could secure it to 2x4's and it would work...or would it be too prone to getting stood in and pooed in do you think?


I also like the rubber feeder/5 gallong bucket idea...just never been very good at getting the holes drilled right for the feed to come out...I'm doing something wrong I think...any more technical suggestions on that one like dimensions/size of holes?

And thank you for the ideas!  I'm pretty clever, but not creative enough  sad

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post #6 of 23

Here are my feeders.   Not pretty but they are functional.


Feeders made from recycled pallets - 4 feet long & 5 feed long.  Holds 5 gallons of feed.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_feeders.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_animals_feeding.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_all_eating.jpg



Recycled PVC Pipe/Pallet Wood feeders - Holds 5 gallons of feed.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_pvc1.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_pvc_long_side.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_pvc_side2.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_pvcc.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_pvcccc.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_pvc_side.jpg

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post #7 of 23

I fashioned the ghetto temp proof of concept food/water set up yesterday. I'll try to get a pic of it this week and plan to pick up some stuff at HD/Lowe's tomorrow to make the non ghetto version.


I have a small covered stand with some pickets going down the sides to keep the dogs from getting their heads in the duck food area.
I attached a food/water thing from Tractor supply - food goes in one side, oyster shell in the other. I have attached that to the back side of their food enclosure to keep it dry
On the outside, i have another container from tractor supply that hooks over a 2x4. In that, I have their water dish.  I plan to have a roof over it in the non ghetto design to keep the sun from making all their water dishes fail early.

Once I get a pic, I'll post it. It seems to work well for the girls.

post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by TLWR 

I fashioned the ghetto temp proof of concept food/water set up yesterday. I'll try to get a pic of it this week and plan to pick up some stuff at HD/Lowe's tomorrow to make the non ghetto version.


I have a small covered stand with some pickets going down the sides to keep the dogs from getting their heads in the duck food area.
I attached a food/water thing from Tractor supply - food goes in one side, oyster shell in the other. I have attached that to the back side of their food enclosure to keep it dry
On the outside, i have another container from tractor supply that hooks over a 2x4. In that, I have their water dish.  I plan to have a roof over it in the non ghetto design to keep the sun from making all their water dishes fail early.

Once I get a pic, I'll post it. It seems to work well for the girls.


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When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix
A Loving Family! Black Jersey Giants, Light Brahmas, Welsummers, Goats, Cows, 1 Piedmontese Bull, and a Horse

My Bull died this winter of old age  Does anybody here have a nice Piedmontese bull for sale?

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A Loving Family! Black Jersey Giants, Light Brahmas, Welsummers, Goats, Cows, 1 Piedmontese Bull, and a Horse

My Bull died this winter of old age  Does anybody here have a nice Piedmontese bull for sale?

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post #9 of 23

I just use large bowls,pans or cut off 5 gallon buckets I fill the bowls up every other day

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post #10 of 23

Ok, here is the ghetto version

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/trudy_w/Alabama/Ducks/P1040280.jpg


But the concept seems to work well for my 2 anyway. My plan is to pick up some stuff tonight to make something that fits in with the back yard a bit more - not entirely sure what that is at the moment since I want it movable and using bricks won't work for that    lol

But the back to keep water/dogs from sticking their heads where they don't belong (duck food) is some treks decking boards.
A roof of good plywood
and some feed dishes from Tractor Supply. Water hooks over a 2x4. Food/oyster shells are on a hook on a 2x4.


New version will be enclosed on 3 sides and roof extending over the water since the sun breaks plastic down quickly here and it breaks.

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