$60.00 feeder for $12.00!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Erock1234, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Erock1234

    Erock1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to southern states today and seen a $70.00 feeder and got an idea for a chicken feeder [​IMG] that would work and here it is

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    Parts list:
    6" galvanized duct pipe $4
    6" galvanized pipe cap $3
    metal screws $2
    dog feeding pan $3

    Directions:
    cut "ears" into pipe that span the corrugated and seam (the bent part of the pipe) out roughly 3"
    bend up every other cut
    bend out every ear
    screw pipe to pan, i used 2 screws every ear
    fill with food
    and cap

    Tips:
    WEAR GLOVES!!!
    mark your ears so the bends are even so your feeder stands up straight

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    I do believe this thing is sufficient enough, what are your thoughts?
     
  2. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it! Giving me ideas.
     
  3. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome....thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
  4. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Looks Great!

    How did you finish the cut ends where the feed comes out to prevent the chickens from getting cut on the sharp metal while eating?
     
  5. Erock1234

    Erock1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks all [​IMG]

    @sgtmom52 I used a pair of tin snips and rather than cutting off the part where the food comes out I just folded that part up, and flat filed any burrs on the sides. But if ya wanna err on the side of caution a small rubber hose split on one side (like the air line for an aquarium) should do the trick I should imagine
     
  6. chickenoma

    chickenoma Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you soooo much , great idea. I will have to make one like that.[​IMG]
     
  7. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Job! That was using ur noodle.
     
  8. LALASD4

    LALASD4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea!

    I was wondering, would it be better to take all food out at night. My mother used to always take everything out of the coop at night so the rats will not go inside.
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    WOOT! Good job! Look what an awesome feeder you've made with your own hands, and look at all the $$$$ you saved! Wonderful!
     
  10. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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