Feeder From Scrap Plywood

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by geareduplyn, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a feeder that can be made from scrap plywood. In this instance it is 1/2" that was picked up at a construction site. This particular size will hold about 15 lbs of feed

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    In this veiw I have drawn on the outside what the inside parts look like. I've refined these so there is little or no waste. Easily constructed with basic tablesaw techniques.

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    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks good, have you tried it out?
     
  3. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Started using this type of feeder 40+ years ago. The original was based on the Cafeteria Feeders I was manufacturing for the Squab Breeders.
     
  4. MissJames

    MissJames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks ,
    my hubby just decided he wants to build a feeder to go with the coop he's building.Yours looks like just the thing.
    Do you make your own waterers?
     
  5. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be building some feeders in the near future. I will try to do a step by step photo how to with dimensions. My waterers are not homemade. On individual pens I use hooded galvanized waterers to better keep the water clean. On my multiple breeding pen setups I us the constant drip system.
     
  6. dakotasnake

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    i made a somewhat simular feeder out of plywood. its dbl sided to feed on either end and holds 120# of layer feed, i only need to fill it every 14 - 18 daze during the winter.
     
  7. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The biggest feeder of this type I build is 8'X2'X4' high. It will hold just a bit over 1 ton of alfalfa pellets.
     

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