Feeder on the maintenance door?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mrbstephens, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

    I'm thinking we'll make one of those snazzy [​IMG] PVC pipe feeders and mount it on the inside of the maintenance door. This way we'd be making as much space available to the chickens as possible. Plus I think it'll be really easy to fill it. Just swing the door open and there it is! Any thoughts on this? Here are pics of the coop so you can see the door I want to put the feeder on:



  2. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

  3. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

  4. espressola

    espressola Songster

    Feb 19, 2009
    River Pines, CA
    Looks really nice!
    Patty N. ;-)
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    you will need the feeder high enough so your hen don't scatter it all over, so your door might not be tall enough
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I think it will work. Drill your holes just big enough for them to get their beaks and not their feet in. I'd go with 4 in. pipe and work your way down with angles to 2inch finish. That will keep your feed flowing and stop them from knocking it all out.

    Ok now a question??!! Where the heck are you and that coop?! Is that dust or moisture floating around in the air? Looks like Orbs! Ghosts! Bunches of them, lol.
  7. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Here's an idea... and I wish I had a pic for you but it's too late to go out and take one...

    I have a hen that used to constantly sweep out the food so I put blocks in the feeder to stop her from doing so....I will try to show you...

    This was my feeder (______________) I put blocks in to keep her from sweeping it out like this... hope this works...

    (___/////____/////____) It has worked and so much less food has gone to waste.

    My feeder is mounted to the wall and rests on the floor, so this may be an option for you as well. I just used leftover pieces of wood to make the sections.

    So basically there are 3 sections at which to eat from. HUGE difference in food waste. Hope this helps [​IMG]
  8. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  9. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

    Quote:It was raining and some raindrops got on my camera lens. [​IMG]
  10. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    My only concern about putting a feeder on the door would be .... Chicks are generally very glad to see you at feed time... will this lure them out of the coop? I find myself closing the door while I feed if they are trying to escape [​IMG]

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