Feeder with minimal spillage?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DenverBird, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apologies if this has been posted before but...

    Our hens in the tractor seem to spill a lot of their feed with the 11 Lb Little Giant Plastic Hanging Poultry Feeder and as a result got lots of surprising volunteers in the garden this spring.

    Can anyone please recommend a feeder that will minimize spillage more than the Little Giant?

    Thanks,

    -DB
     
  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Were is mississippifarmboy when you need him? I also now of a good redneck feeder just can't find instructions.
     
  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    A section of gutter will work well and cut down on waste.
     
  4. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    These are my home made feeders that were made from recycled materials, (pallets and PVC pipe). I have ZERO waste/spillage. I use the trough style because I have over 200 animals that have to eat from the feeders, so the smaller feeders don't work for me. Some of my feeders are 4 feet long and some are 5 feet long. I have these feeders placed in the chicken yard. I pick them up and place them under my raised coop when I know it will rain, so that the feed doesn't get wet. The 4 feet long feeders can hold 5 gallons of feed and the 5 feet long feeders hold 5 1/2 gallons of feed. They're not pretty or fancy but they work PERFECT for me. [​IMG]

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  6. wrldlygrrl

    wrldlygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My latest invention:

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