Building a PVC feeder - WYE, Tee or Elbow/trough?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ibarbidahl, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. ibarbidahl

    ibarbidahl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2012
    Odessa, FL
    I'm building it this weekend but I'm really torn as to what type of bottom to use. I'd like to ask here what you have tried and what works best for you. I've looked at about 100 threads and seen loads of pictures. But I'm asking what is working for you. Have you actually tried any of the other types of bottoms to your PVC feeder and what did you like or dislike about that style?

    Sanitary tee - Wye? It gets confusing when you look too long.

    I have already decided if I use an elbow with the trough style (seems cheepest) it will either have chicken wire to keep them from tossing the food around or it will have the holes drilled for their heads. Even with a chick feeder these 3 manage to make a horrible mess. LOL.

    Thank you for any insight you can give me. Hopefully I'll be back to post something wonderful in a few days and not what didn't work.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Tried them all an a Y worked best for me.
  3. Greasydog26

    Greasydog26 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2012
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    The elbow PVC feeders work well built two of them in 30 minutes and the birds flock to them and they can not doodoo in them!!! That is the best part!!! Good Luck

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