Feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicks Galore3, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    My rabbits have a trough-like feeder, that is about two or three inch deep trough with a little thingy attached to it that is fill with feed so it refills. would two of those type feeders with another one of those for grit, work????? if not, what are you suggestions????? I feel like this[​IMG]
     
  2. Bigdtc

    Bigdtc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen this done , so I don't see why not.. Most of those style of feeders have a screen in the bottom that lets the fines fall through.. That could be an issue if your grit is very small. If you think it might go through the screen you might just mix it with your feed. I mix grit with my hen's feed and it works O.K...
     
  3. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It ought to work just fine.
    If you design it correctly (cut an opening in your coop), you might even be able to refill the feeder without having to enter the coop

    As far as what else might work? Check out some of the homemade feeder designs that are posted on this site. Pretty much anything will work. I currently use a plastic tube as a feeder (Lay's potato chip tube).
     
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  4. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I use for my grit it works fine. I have too many chickens to use as feeders. they should work for just a few chickens.
     
  5. fmernyer

    fmernyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know its a few months later - but would you be able to post a picture of your lays potato chip tube feeder? It really sounds great and I'm looking for a homemade design for my not-quite feathered birds.

    Thank you!
     
  6. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I already have a feeder (i went with a galvinized feeder) but it sounds good for a grit feeder. can you post a pic?
     
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  7. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I made one out of a pringles chip can. I'll post a pic ASAP
     
  8. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Here are the pics of the pringles can feeder. I have yet to put it up.
    [​IMG] #1- Cut slits along the can with a knife[​IMG] like so ( mine are so uneven.. )
    [​IMG] optional step- cover the whole thing with duck tape. You don't have to, but it looks neater and it also hides any sharp edges[​IMG]. tada! It took me about 15-20 mintutes.
     
  9. fmernyer

    fmernyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent! Thank you!!
     
  10. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    your welcome. [​IMG]
     

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