feeder /waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jkm, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. jkm

    jkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help,
    I need feed & water containers about 2 lb. the feed store only has 5 lb, and my new coop is not that big and my mom can't lift.
    anyone know where I can get 2 lb containers?

    cheers
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Try a pet store rather than a feed store as they may cater more to people with smaller flocks. Even walmart may have smaller feeders.
    For limited space and just a couple chickens, you can use a wall hung galvanized feeder. They are available with a sifter bottom for pelleted feed or a solid bottom for crumbles and are often sold as rabbit feeders.

    Next, shop online. There are many poultry supply companies that sell feeders in all sizes.

    Here are links to a few of the well known suppliers

    http://www.cutlersupply.com/
    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/ssc/
    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/
    http://www.dblrsupply.com/
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    All you need is a 2 lb bucket with a lid. Cut some good sized holes, say 2", on the side at the bottom, set it in a pan, and fill it with feed. My dh took a 5 gal bucket, drilled holes on the side around the bottom, used a bolt to attach the pan to the bottom of the bucket and hung it from the rafters by the handle. Works great and it's cheap!
     
  4. jkm

    jkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thnaks so much! I bought the little gaint 3 gallon feeder and am picking up the little gaint 3 gallon waterer to night! they sure outgrew the baby size!
    cheers
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2007

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