Feeder idea

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenrescuer, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. chickenrescuer

    chickenrescuer Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been struggling with those annoying round feeders. They take up space and waste money because chickens don't even eat half the food! But, I've found a solution-the chicken feeder 3000. It prevents food and space waste! Made with parts all from the hardware store!
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So glad you found a solution!!!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, great that you found a solution to the waste problem! I like to use those small black rubber tubs. I don't have much waste unless they turn them over.

    You might want to post your invention in our Feeding and Watering Your Flock section so more members can see it!!....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-watering-your-flock

    For that matter, post a pic up here too! I would love to see your idea. :)
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. chickenrescuer

    chickenrescuer Out Of The Brooder

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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. luckylee

    luckylee Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC! I made my feeders out of PVC and an angled elbow and a tall tube to fill with feed. It is great. The tube is by the coop door and I can fill it without going in the coop. All you have to do is take a long handled small spoon like an ice tea spoon and scrape the food to the end, Very easy and they don't seem to spill as much.. Very effective! I also made the nipple waterer out of the five gallon bucket and PVC and it works great! The water stays cleaner...both inexpensive to make...
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Very nice! I have seen this design in our quail section too. These do work well to reduce waste. Thanks for sharing! :)
     

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