Feeder ideas for coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TexasJ, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for room saving ideas on feeders in the coop ill have six new RIR's that (pullets) will be stuck in the coop for a week or until they know that this is their home the coop is 4x6 and I would like to give them as much room as possible. Please feel free to give any ideas on this here is my set up so far[​IMG]
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    ThanX BTW not real anywhere to hang feeders but if had to could be arranged
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have room to build a long narrow trough on one wall? It only needs to be long enough for the 6 of them to stand side by side and eat, at most. I'd screw it in so I could remove it later. If it's the height of their beaks or just below, they shouldn't bill out food too badly.

    Will they have a run or fenced yard, or do you free range? If there is a fence I probably wouldn't confine them for more than a day.
     
  3. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I could screw it to the wall where nesting boxes are but I don't want them pooping in there food... There is a 14'x12' fully inclosed run. From what I hear they need to be in coop long enough for them to roost and know that's home unless I've been miss informed by a few people. This is my first chicken rodeo lol
     
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  4. My feeders in the coop...

    One water and one feed. I bought a double sided clip so when I change the water or food I just un-clip it and it comes right off! BTW why don't you hang th from your roosts? Those are roosts,right?
     
  5. trooper

    trooper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I hang mine from the ceiling or from overhead somewhere and have them hang where they can get the bottom trough with no problem.I hang it on a chain with S hooks so that I can adjust it as needed.I made a cone out of flashing so that nothing can get in from the top.I can slide it up when I fill the feeder and let it slide down when done.This helps to keep the poop and trash out.[​IMG]
     
  6. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to hang the feeders from the roost but they will make a mess on them when roosting the coop I built has no rafters inside to hang from. I built a lid for the feeder so I'm good on that when I have day light ill send pick thanx for the options :)
     
  7. Bidoville

    Bidoville Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you find hanging keeps the hens from scratching their food? We've been going through feed like crazy because one of the birds is scratching out the container. I think mounting the feeder or getting a hanging one is the solution.
     
  8. kichohana

    kichohana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your coop is small and you're looking to save floor space, you might consider one of the PVC pipe feeders that is vertical - either attached to a wall or in a corner of your coop. Their entire footprint is the width of the pipe you choose - most people make them from 3" or 4" pvc. Put a cap on top to keep poop out. [​IMG]
     
  9. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my PVC pipe feeder (before I put it in the coop) I attached it to the wall
     
  10. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pipe feeder is the way in going I like that the best plus I have a lot of 4" pipe thanx :)
     

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