Added a feeder made from scraps

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by turbokev, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. turbokev

    turbokev Out Of The Brooder

    39
    0
    32
    Jun 7, 2010
    NH
    I added a hopper type feeder to the inside of the clean out door..
    Takes up very little interior space and cost nothing to build as I
    used scrap wood and a small piece of flashing.

    Its nice to not have to add food every day [​IMG]


    Simple, yet effective Feeder


    Thanks for looking~
     
  2. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

    149
    0
    89
    Jun 19, 2010
    Royse City
    That is a good idea!
     
  3. ScotH

    ScotH Out Of The Brooder

    76
    0
    29
    Jul 20, 2010
    South East Texas
    Thanks for sharing, looks goods.
     
  4. animalover

    animalover Chillin' With My Peeps

    154
    0
    99
    Jul 30, 2010
    Harrisburg, PA
    Very nice. I had thought of the same thing, but was worried it would be too heavy. Did you have to angle the bottom for the feed to flow?
     
  5. turbokev

    turbokev Out Of The Brooder

    39
    0
    32
    Jun 7, 2010
    NH
    I did not angle it at all.. and the feed fills the eating area fine.

    As for weight.. the materials were maybe 7 or 8 pounds.
    Its screwed in very securely, and the outside hinges are held in place by
    3 inch screws in to the thicker part of a 2 x 4.. 6 screws total on each hinge..
    Its not going anywhere [​IMG]
     
  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    7,950
    271
    321
    Aug 20, 2010
    Colmesneil,TX
    Hahaha Oh, I'm getting old. I looked at only the top pic, thought the thing open was a nest box and the girl was the "feeder."

    Well, it WOULD be effective![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  7. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    That's awesome! I think I may have my husband build something like that to put on our coop back door. (I'm sure he'll be ecstatic.) Thanks for posting!

    Rachel
     
  8. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Kevin,

    What are the dimensions of the feeder? How high is it off the ground?

    Thanks,

    Rachel
     
  9. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,596
    15
    173
    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    [​IMG]
     
  10. turbokev

    turbokev Out Of The Brooder

    39
    0
    32
    Jun 7, 2010
    NH

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by