feeder /waterer

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

  1. jkm

    jkm Songster

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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 Crowing

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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 Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
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    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

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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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