Does anyone have pics, of their waterers and feeders!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by n2thestorm5032, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. can you give me pics of your homemade waterers and homemade feeders, just so I can get an Idea on how to make them!!!!

    Thanks much BYCer's
  2. anyone?!?!?
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    I use 5 gal buckets with holes in them for my feeder and waterer. Sorry, I won't have pics till later....
  4. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
  5. Thank you!
  6. Beer4myhorses

    Beer4myhorses In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2008
    Weatherford, TX
    If your coop is built, I don't think my feeders will work. They are built into the wall. However, the gravity waterer could work for you.

    Using a basic 120 qt. cooler as my supply...


    And a low pressure fountain...


    I have a 3+ week water supply. As far as feeders...this is what mine turned out to be. This idea was borrowed and modicifed from a member here I believe. If you are stick building a coop...use one of the wall cavities (I use 2 actually) as the holder of the feed. I have access from the outside to load the hopper and a dispenser on the inside. So far it's working great.

    Outside view....


    Dispenser on the inside....


    Good luck with your project.

    BTW...being a newbie...I hope my pic attaching works!!!
  7. whitecra

    whitecra Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Quote:I tried to make feeders like this and the food won't fall out of the holes.
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
  9. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Quote:I tried to make feeders like this and the food won't fall out of the holes.

    We had to make the holes a bit bigger for the pellets but the crumbles do fine. We just drilled another 1" hole next to the other, made an oval, and it does great now.
  10. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I don't have any photos of mine hung up but this is what it looked like when I was working on it.
    I hung it up with a chain and eye hook next to the end cap and back at the elbow and used a pipe tie to attach it to the wall. This was just left over material and so easy to cut.
    I did have to cut the pipe shorter to fill it at the top though. I'm pretty short!



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