Feeder and waterers for free rangers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ohiostatfan, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Ohiostatfan

    Ohiostatfan In the Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    I found a nifty range feeder on McMurray's website, but wondered what does everyone else who free ranges their chickies do?
    Mine will be big enough to go out soon, and I want to be prepared!

  2. CleverYou

    CleverYou In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2008
    [​IMG] i use the one gallon poultry drinkers i set out 3 for my flock....cause theres no other water source that they can get to where i live unless it rains...i have a few clear plastic ice cream buckets put here and there just for extra...i keep my feeder fuul of layer.......and just throw scraps or scratch or whatever you have out on the ground....they wont miss a crumb
  3. S0rcy

    S0rcy Songster

    I only have four. I keep their waterer in their coop. It's a 2 gallon doggie waterer (le bistro) from petsmart. Their feeder is a 5 pound one from Strombergs attached to a wall of their feeder. I give them their scraps from breakfast and dinner in their run. They get a handful of grain scattered through the grass near the sliding door or they eat it from our hands.
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    I keep their layer food only in the coop. They can always grab some when they go back to the coop to lay, plus they are constantly eating as they are foraging.

    I have water in their coop, a bowl of water in the run and in non-freezing weather there is always a fresh bowl of water on the edge of the front patio that they share with our other pets. They love to drink out of all the bowls. The patio bowl is at the opposite end of the house from where the coop is, so they don't have to go all the way back to the coop for water, when they're foraging at the other end of the property. They forage over a couple of acres.

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