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Bucket feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by squeakyballs, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried the one with the holes on the bottom but the chickens billed out too much food and it went to waste...also got wet and molded...I like the pvc feeders and will be making those real soon! They take up less space and work great!
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I use these.

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    The waterer works well. Get it up to the height of their back and it stays clean. I agree they can bill out some feed, but I use pellets and they clean them up.

    I put something on top of them to keep the chickens from trying to roost on them so they don't knock them over or poop in them. If you hang something over them, make sure it is heavy enough so the wind does not blow it out of the way.

    I hang the feeder so they cannot knock it over. I put the waterer on a solid base since I read on here they spill more water if it is hanging. I spread the base out as much as I can and it is very stable. If I don't spread the base out, they can knock it over. Hope that makes sense.
     
  4. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you two! Ridgerunner - how big are the holes in the feeder?
     

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