best feeder and waterer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenchok, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. chickenchok

    chickenchok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting ready to buy my pullets their big feeder and waterer. Any suggestions and tips as to whether metal or plastic is best and what types are best? I do plan to have them hanging, I think... also considering a built in self feeder? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm pleased with this- Farm Innovators 1.5 gal heated dog bowl for 12 hens.
    Has cord protected with wire to prevent pecking/chewing.
    Use unplugged in warmer weather.
    Should be at level of chickens' backs and on fireproof base.
    When changing, pour out into a dump bucket, wipe with a rag and refill with fresh.

    I use two kinds of feeders, a 'mailbox' style as shown and when the pullets became hens we added a hopper feeder that we built from white 4" plastic pipe.

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    I don't think our hopper feeder is safe for chicks, but it is grand for hens.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7693-diy-hopper-feeder
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008

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