Chicken Treadle Feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by calista, May 19, 2010.

  1. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I love the Learning Center pictures for the wooden treadle feeder:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-feeders.html

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    I am baffled why SOMEONE out there with carpentry skills hasn't submitted plans to build one of these great little devices out of scrap wood. Have I missed the thread about this since someone from New Zealand asked for plans a year and a half ago???
     
  2. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Never seen that before. Amazing. I wonder how long it would take a chicken to not be frightened off by that lid popping up? My girls are such scaredy cats. I once put out a dish of French style green beans as a treat. They all backed into a corner as far away from that dish as they could get. They simply refused to go near it until I cut those beans up into smaller pieces. I kept wondering, what the heck kinda chicken predator looks like French style green beans??! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL. Maybe killer green beans. You would have thought they would see them as big green worms.
     
  4. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm happy to report that I contacted a woodworker's website with pictures of this treadle feeder, and I have a promise that plans will be drawn up and posted FREE on their website within a couple of weeks.

    Out of scrap materials, too! Woo-hoo! [​IMG]
     
  5. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My girls hang out along the back part of the property that connects with the woods looking for baby blacksnakes, but if I break up some bread and throw it into the coop they all back into the corner - crazy brids!! lol
     
  6. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aren't they just a stitch? I don't think a day goes by that they don't give me a good laugh or an "awww" moment.
     
  7. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they look like poisonous caterpillars?? I dunno....

    I have cockatoos ( not chickens, of course) but ANYTHING strange ... their crests go up, they take off and look like something is gonna kill them [​IMG]

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  8. TXbeginner

    TXbeginner Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Sounds like my wife. I like green beans my self, she wont go near them. *shrugs*
     
  9. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Got your double hinge reverse engineered tonight. Took 10 minutes.
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    0.25" plywood will be the material it is built out of.
     
  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice job Dogfish!
     

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