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Show off your homemade chicken feeders

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Hey I've seen a couple of nice chicken feeders on here, and I'd like to see some more!

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Show off your home made auto feeders and such things. I'm looking for a simple to build, easy to use, chicken feeder. (and waterer)

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I would like to see them too if anyone has them.

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Ours, in the new tractor:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/WikkitGateFarm/SE_w7pkY-oI/AAAAAAAAAH8/zLsSu1p3x9E/chicken%20feeder.JPG

On a more serious note, there are many plans online for deer feeders that would work very well with only slight modification.  Here's one example. I have some 6" schedule 80 pvc that I was considering making into a reel feeder. I'll let you know how that project goes.

Another idea: in large production systems, they use augers to deliver feed. I might have to play around with making a little one that I can hook up to a bin with a 50 lb. capacity. The vanes of the auger could prevent some billing out. Put the hopper in the feed storage area, crank a handle a few times, and the birds are fed. Would work really well for Cornish X birds that needed feed restriction.


Edited by WikkitGateFarm - 6/11/08 at 8:44am
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post #4 of 9

this is mine. In the back I have a bucket with holes in the bottom.Cut a hole for a inch and a half pvc.With a jucy juice bottle cut for the funnel.Cauled around the hole and the white bucket beside it goes over it to keep the rain out. Feed ever 2 weeks.total cost 0




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Edited by lost - 6/11/08 at 8:43am
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post #5 of 9

Thats a neat idea

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post #6 of 9

thank you if i had the camera today i would show my waterer i made.Wife is makind pic at school for fathers day.But what i did i took a old paint bucket.Dilled holes close to the bottom the size of a pencil.The bucket lid had a cap you can take of.its setting in a cat litter box. So when i fill it up I take old pencil to close the holes in the bottom , then i take the top off and fill every thing up including the litter box.Put the cap on, and pull the pencils out and it last almost a week.I have seen them were people just druills hole at the top and turns it over.I,m disable I can't pick up 10ibs so i make every thing easy for me and the kids

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post #7 of 9

Here's mine thanks to Nifty-Chicken!
I needed one to go in a mobile Chicken Run.
View my page and check out the supplies.


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Edited by llamagirl - 7/10/09 at 11:26am
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Bump. I need ideas.

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http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/jgaito/06-09-09016.jpg

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