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Construct your own feeder

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LynneP, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    After seeing a PVC feeder designed by Mrs. AK-Bird_Brain and her hubby, we decided to try our own. Would love to see other ideas, looks like a second flock is in our future!

    We opted for ABS pipe, 4" and came up with this design. The feeder has a screw-on top and can be loaded in the feed room. The lower end exits on the other side of the wall, in the coop. Needs refilling about every week for 12 birds.

    Because the feed is there all the time we haven't run into competition for it. We're using layer pellets with grit/oyster shell in the feed. Better for adults, we'd like to add...

    Full details in our BYC home page :

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7693-diy-hopper-feeder


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  2. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Idea. Do you have larger photos?
     
  3. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, larger photos please.
    This is what I will have in my new coop condo.
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here you go, Clay, click to enlarge

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  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Materials

    screw top
    10' length 4" pipe.cut down
    90 deg turnpipe
    9' piece of original pipe
    60 deg turn pipe
    scrap piece of board screwed to wall

    no glue, though you could use if desired

    clamp strip
    screws
     
  6. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    when you fill it, does the food roll out onto the floor?
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    No it sits in the 60 deg turn pipe- but the *hens* knock it out!

    Now if anyone can stop that, I'm game to upgrade the design.

    We constructed this so that if there is a bad snowstorm or unavoidable delay in our getting to the coop, the birds are free-feeding and also have enough water. Holds about 9 days worth of feed, so I'll top it up every Sunday. Keeps pellets fresh, too.
     
  8. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rather than the upturned fitting at the end, Use this with the holes turned upright, and a cap on the end.


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  9. Wolf Creek Farms

    Wolf Creek Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool! I think I'll build one this weekend.
     
  10. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good modification, Mikeeeeeeeeee, thanks![​IMG]
     

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