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A cheap and easy chicken feeder design

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickenfortress, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I did that right. I'm new to posting images. I had some scrap 1x12 sitting around, and needed another feeder. This is the design I came up with to best utilize the materials I had. The birds seem to like it, so I thought I'd pass it on.

    The link is a much cleaner pic, they resized the image on the post, and it lost a lot of readability.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  2. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, that's awesome!! I've been wanting to put something like that into my coop. Thanks for doing the hard work for me

    Sonja
     
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a pic of what it looks like?
     
  4. beerguzzler

    beerguzzler Out Of The Brooder

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    Really good idea and super cheap if you have scrap laying around like I do. We sometimes head out of town for 5+ days and my PVC feeder will usually hold about 5 days worth so I require a friend to top it off. I'm gonna build this one in the coming weeks. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
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    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a couple very similar, they work like a charm. I wish I had made them slightly larger, they fit 45# of feed. 50# would have been perfect
     
  6. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks for better health, you could always add a hopper to the top. You could make the thing hold 100# for that matter. As for the pictures, I'll have to wait for it to empty and clean it a bit. Or, better yet, just make a new one for the pic.
     
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    PERFECT

    Thanks for the great instructions!!
     
  8. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really nice of you to post this. Thanks.
     

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