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