Feeder Project

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by roger042169, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. roger042169

    roger042169 New Egg

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    I decided to build my own feeders for my flock. I put together these feeders BEFORE I got my flock so my thought process is a little different now. What I was thinking when I build them:

    1. I would build 2...1 for the coop area, and 1 for the pasture. Now I realize that I really only needed 1 for the 30 birds I got.
    2. Big enough to hold a lot of food to limit refilling them. Now...they will hold 100 lbs of feed..which is fine but it takes 2 people to move it around. Right now I'm only feeding what the girls will eat in 1 day, so the huge capacity is useless to me at the moment, hopefully it will come in handy later.
    3. In hind sight...I would add adjustable legs so I could adjust the height of the feeder.

    One lesson I'm learning with my flock is sometimes what I think will be good for them is not necessarily the case, experience is an invaluable resource.


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  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Wow cool, that is an awesome feeder! How long did it take you to build it? and how much did it cost for the supplies?
    Good post, Thanks for posting!!
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  3. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Cool design! Love the little oyster shell station. :)
     

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