Feeder not dispersing...HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by slothmonxtr, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. slothmonxtr

    slothmonxtr Out Of The Brooder

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    I built this feeder based off of the information I found on this website. By the way I LOVE this site.

    It is built from 4 inch PVC, and is angled at 60 degrees. I use layer pellets for my girls, but I find I have to shake the feeder for the food to pass the elbow.

    I live in Utah and we get a good amount of snow, so I built a little house for the feeder to keep the food out. [​IMG]

    Any suggestions?

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  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    That doesn't look like 60 degrees to me. You might need to get a steeper angle on your elbow.
     
  3. slothmonxtr

    slothmonxtr Out Of The Brooder

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    lol...well it started out at 60 degrees, but with the weight it has collapsed to about probably 40 degrees. I have placed a 2x4 below the elbow to help it from collapsing again.
     
  4. lightfoot

    lightfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the fill pipe needs to be straightened so it sets at 90 degrees. if the feed pipe bends it needs a 2x4 the entire length. the rain cover you built needs to be higher and could be used to support the feed tube. keep trying, you're doing good. [​IMG]
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you glue the joints with the proper PVC adhesive?
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    It looks to me like the feed trough is too long, the angle is wrong, and you have too many feed big holes.

    Shorten the trough, create a steeper angle, and reduce those huge holes to one and make it a little smaller.

    AL
     

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