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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tori8780, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. tori8780

    tori8780 Chirping

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    What do you keep your oyster shell/crushed eggshell in for your flock? I'm not sure if I should buy another smaller feeder or if there is something better out there. Thanks!
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    I'm not much of a believeer in buying stuff when I can improvise for free. Mine is in an old metal cat food bowl which is screwed to a scrap of wood so they can't stand on / in it and spill it.
     
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

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    I'm even cheaper andd just throw it on the ground in the run.
     
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  4. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Songster

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    I use one of those clay planter pots from the dollar store. It only cost a dollar and it is heavy enough not to get knocked over. I put it under the coop to stay dry and because other animals won't eat it I don't have to worry about it being left out.
     
  5. blakeallen3

    blakeallen3 In the Brooder

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    I use an 8 inch cinder block. Just sit it on the ground and fill the two holes.
     
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  6. skippyscage

    skippyscage In the Brooder

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    small recycled water bottles - crushed egg shell, oyster shell and grit

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    I've since enlarged the hole at the top, but you get the idea
     
  7. Tacswa3

    Tacswa3 In the Brooder

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    Genius, I like it

    I'd be a little concerned of the concrete chemicals leeching/absorbed into the feed though
     
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  8. I use a rectangular mud pan (free after rebate) screwed to the wall.
     
  9. deerchooper

    deerchooper In the Brooder

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    Bought one of these from tractor supply in the rabbit section. Drilled a hole and put it on. [​IMG]
     
  10. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    I like!!!!
     

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