behold my new invention, w/ pics

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by okto, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    behold my new invention. the chicken feeder.

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    i grew tired of wasting food. i tried the standard hanging feeder
    and it was a disaster. the ladies would peck at the holes to eat
    the corn and only the corn. i would go through 4-5 lbs of food
    a day with three large chickens. when the feeder tray would fill
    up, they would bill it all out until they could see the feeder holes
    again, and then peck to get the corn.

    it didn't seem to matter how high i hung the food. gromash,
    layer rations, chick feed. they always went for the corn in the
    feed.

    basically, cut up some aluminum, riveted some aluminum, drilled
    holes in some aluminum, bent some aluminum bar, and finally
    took said aluminum and screwed it onto my old chick feeder.

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    one of the best things about the feeder is that it catches all the mess.
    the ladies then eat that as well. i would like to thank jessica, fluffy lover,
    and untrusting black-a-roni for demonstrating the chicken feeder.

    and just in case you still feel short changed by all the photos and
    boring lengthy explanation, here's a movie proving the effectiveness
    of my new invention. i'm gonna make a million.

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  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    SOLD!!!
    I'll take 2 wallmount units.
     
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am with Don on this one...how much? [​IMG]
     
  4. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea! They are pecking away so nicely, it's like they have had an etiquette class!
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Better get a patent quick! [​IMG]
     
  6. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:recognize, of course, that this is a prototype unit
    that won't accurately reflect the true workmanship
    and attention to details of the final production units.

    figure i'll throw in some titanium and carbon fiber for
    the youth marker as well. they'll be lining up.

    how about $500 each, that way i can finish the addition
    on my house.
     
  7. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very smart!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:recognize, of course, that this is a prototype unit
    that won't accurately reflect the true workmanship
    and attention to details of the final production units.

    figure i'll throw in some titanium and carbon fiber for
    the youth marker as well. they'll be lining up.

    how about $500 each, that way i can finish the addition
    on my house.

    Sure ! PC has plenty money! [​IMG]

    When they start making the feed I want a couple. And by the way put that on PC's account!

    edited to say:

    I forgot..............nice feeder idea. Question? Do they climb up on top and poop inside the pan?
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2007
  9. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually throw the feed on the ground, but, they always single out the corn and ignore the rest. I tried using a chick feeder, they still just pick out the corn, and have even taken to flipping it over. I'd buy it, but I'm not handy enough with metal to make it myself.
     
  10. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:i only have three yard eagles, so they don't compete too much for food.

    not really their style to climb on the feeders. they poop on the picnic table and front stoop instead.


    i forgot to mention, the actual chick feeder is mounted to the tray, which is attached to the legs.
    so the whole assembly is fairly sturdy. so far able to withstand australorps and orpingtons.
     

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