anyone tried this feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sniper338, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone tried this kinda style... looks like itd work fairly well if holes were a bit raised up and smaller maybe? I want to try it my own way... but they cant scratch it out... just wondering...


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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Are those 5 gallon water jugs?

    How do they fill them?
     
  3. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are 5 gallon jugs... and LOL, sorry.. you pull them out of the bucket... set them on the ground, fill em.. set the pvc on the neck, put the bucket on top.. then flip it over...
     
  4. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should work fine, but I'd still hang it to reduce waste.
     
  5. hillbillyreefer

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    They look pretty neat, they also look like a pain to fill.
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


    This is what I was thinking. The opening to those containers are not very large. If you only have a few chickens it would probably work.
     
  7. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cut the bottom off a milk jug and use it as a funnel.. id think itd last a week or so at least... with the birds i have itd last way more than a week... if it worked well and didnt waste a lot..
     
  8. hillbillyreefer

    hillbillyreefer Out Of The Brooder

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    Perfect! They are cool looking. If You build them please post back and let us know how they work out for you.
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I think it will work just great for the small flock owner. I would even recommend it.

    But for the flock owner that feeds 50 pounds of feed every day. It might be too time consuming. . . .

    If, I was going to use this feeder, I would remove the bottom of the water jug and leave it permanently in the bucket, then fill it with a large scoop to save time.......
     
  10. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is perfect. I am going to try it right now with some soda bottles / soft drink bottles and scissors
     
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