Any one know what kind of chain they use for poultry feeding systems?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dustponds10, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Rigby, Id
    Well I have a little farm and I am wanting to be able to raise around 300 roosters in pens quickly. I am looking to assemble one myself and am really interested in locating a place that I can buy the chain for a custom sized feeder that I could add to and subtract from. If yo uknow where I can find some of this chain I would love to know. Thanks
  2. chick007

    chick007 secretagent chickenman

    Sep 25, 2011
    anchorage, alaska
    have you tried your local hardware store, lowes, homedepot, ace hardware, ect.[​IMG]
  3. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Rigby, Id
    I tried the local hard ware store I didnt try lowes or home depot though they arent in my rural community. 20 miles away so I will hve to make a trip there in a bit to check it out
  4. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    Depending how much weight you are going to put on it. It sounds like you are looking for the heavy duty "JACK CHAIN". The links are like little 8's and you can just open them to add or subtract. I also know Walmart has it. It should be either by the snaps etc or by the flourescent lights since it is used a lot for hanging them.
    Most any hardware store should have it.
  5. Bluezman

    Bluezman New Egg

    Nov 12, 2011
    Maybe Tractor Supply Co.
  6. Hunter0704

    Hunter0704 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2011
    Wentzville, MO
    Lowes has many different size chains, some plastic covered, some galvanized. Some that can hold 40 gal of water or more. I am planning on getting two, cut 6 1/2 feet long, hung from the run rafter on hooks. As the chicks grow taller, I can raise the chains to the height I want for their feeder and waterer. Good luck with finding your chain.

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