bin feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by waibel zoo, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. new-roo

    new-roo Scrambled

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    I looked at ones like that at walmart, if it requires the chicken to push the bin open to get the food, I dont think they would do it, the one at Walmart (at least to me) seemed like it would really have to be pushed hard to open. If it stays open, and is just a drop feeder there is no reason that it shouldnt be workable. The description doesnt really say if the door swings shut. I know that probably didnt help much. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  4. TechEdFireman

    TechEdFireman Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you are worried about the chickens not being able to open the feeder take a zip screw and put it through the side of the feeder to hold the feeder open at the amount you think will be enough for them to feed.
     
  5. rays123

    rays123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had one for the dogs one time and they didnt like eating out of it so im pretty sure a chicken wouldnt just my 2 sense
     
  6. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found one where the door stays open. The reason I like it is because I have a chicken tractor. I wanted the feeder to be attached to the tractor but convienent enough for me to get to. I want to screw it to one of the doors. But I don't want the feeder on the ground and I want the feed to stay covered.
     
  7. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I use rabbit feeders and waterers for some of our birds. They work just fine, if you wanted to use something like them to save space.


    Hope this is some help!


    Dawn
     
  8. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dunno about that one, but I'm sure going to try whipping up a bin feeder for our coop. Plan on trying one out that can hold a full 40lb bag of feed, if not at least half.. Still deciding on how much to hold.. [​IMG]
     
  9. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am using one of those for my week old ducklings right now, and they are making a mess with it. The idea is great I just can't see to get them to use anything without the mess. I give up.

    I might have to give it a try with the hens though, they are smarter right?

    Kycklingmamma
     

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