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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia 
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Originally Posted by kuntrygirl 
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Originally Posted by EggsForIHOP 

kuntrygirl - that pipe one you made I think is pretty perfect - especially since I already have lengths of PVC like that laying around the property, cut in half lengthwise and everything!  All i would need to do is scrounge up some wood (plenty of that left behind by the previous owners also)  and I could whip some like that right up!


I've tried some of the gravity type water set ups...never had much luck with them...I suppose as I get older, gravity is truly NOT my friend, no matter what i do smile   

But that is exactly what I had half envisioned with some of the materials we have laying around and that pvc...there was so much "trash" left on this property by the previous owners...it's nuts...but it can also be my treasure if I recycle and utilize it instead of burning it or hauling it to the dump...and a great money saver too!


Great!! I love my feeder.  It is so light weight.  Not heavy at all.  Whenever I want to move it because of the weather,  I just pick it up and place under my raised coop.  I am have 2 more of them built.  I have 0 waste.  The sides are so high that nothing spills out and the animals can't get in to kick any feed out.

And as you said, it's a great money saver.  thumbsup


I really like the PVC feeder of yours kuntry, did you design them and have someone build them for you?


Thank you.

I came up with the design myself.  I came about this idea because of how many animals I have.  I knew that I had to have a "buffet line" type of feeding system and that meant I needed a long trough like feeder.  And I needed something that I could place anywhere in the chicken yard and not have the chickens or ducks get inside to kick feed out.  Also, I needed to be able to pick the feeder up and place under my raised covered coop to protect the feeder from the rain.  I told my ideas to my builder and he built what I wanted.  I love them.  They hold feed all day long.  I fill up once a day or every other day depending on how much they eat.  As far as the weather, I know in advance when it is going to rain so I always pick up the feeders so they don't get wet.  When the weather is nice, I keep the feeders in the chicken yard.

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia 
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Originally Posted by stonykill 

I've just been using those large ice cream plastic containers (gallon size I think) for our 10 Pekins. It seems to work well, and the Sumatra's fly over the fence and seem to enjoy it too!


How do you keep the weather out?


it's pretty low tech. If it is raining, the food bowls goes in the coop. If it is nice out, the food bowls go outside.

post #23 of 28

Where did you get that black container?  I have been looking for one.  Can you tell me what it says on the label?  Thanks!

post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by peckomatic View Post
 


 We can recycle a 5 Gallon Bucket to a duck demand feeder using a Peckomatic bird feeder kit. The Ducks will get feeds from the bucket only when they peck on the red catch dish  of the feeder. Thus it prevent over eating by ducks.
Peckomatic Demand Bird Feeder for Chickens, Ducks, Pigeons, Pheasants, Swans..........www.peckomatic.com

watch video of ducks using this feeder

Those ducks are gorgeous and those feeders are really interesting .  Thanks for sharing this. the catch pan for the duck feeder looks larger than the one advertized on the web site.


Edited by Miss Lydia - 1/2/15 at 2:50pm

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #25 of 28
Here are ours, made of PVC bits from the local home supply - work fantastically, keep the food dry and critter free!




Cheers'

Dan!
Edited by tdd2 - 1/2/15 at 4:38pm

Sadly, my Little's had to be lovingly re-homed due to a change in my living arrangements :(

 

I will continue to spend time on the Ducks section here on BYC - and I am always happy to try and help out when and where possible, but like you and everyone else on here BYC, I too am still learning - everything I recommend is " . . . in my humble opinion . . ."  Cheers'!   :)

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Sadly, my Little's had to be lovingly re-homed due to a change in my living arrangements :(

 

I will continue to spend time on the Ducks section here on BYC - and I am always happy to try and help out when and where possible, but like you and everyone else on here BYC, I too am still learning - everything I recommend is " . . . in my humble opinion . . ."  Cheers'!   :)

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post #26 of 28
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Here are ours, made of PVC bits from the local home supply - work fantastically, keep the food dry and critter free!




Cheers'

Dan!

I like that one too Dan.

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #27 of 28

This isnt "ghetto", this is genius, I love it

post #28 of 28

Hey Dan!  I know this is a few years later, but did your ducks have any trouble eating out of that type of feeder?  Are there any insides of them?  or are they just straight tubes?  Thanks!  Jed

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