Feeders and the rain

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by havi, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I have a small coop and have to have my feeder outside in the run. Well everytime it rains the feed gets soaked and I have to throw it out. Is there a better idea of how to solve this problem or what else can I do? Ive tried placing it in 5 or 6 different spots and water still gets in. I have a tarp over half the run, but some water comes through and no matter what, its always the part where I have my feeder at! [​IMG]

    Any ideas?

    Edited to add:

    This is what my feeder kinda looks like. Instead of being angled in the back its just straight up.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008
  2. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    How about a overhang on the side or back.Just enough to keep your feed dry and so they can eat outside while it's raining.[​IMG]

  3. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    get one of the 25lb bulk automatic dog feeder's. They work great !
  4. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Berkley , Ma.
    I hang my feeders also outside during the warmer weather too , I have also ran into this , but my large feeders are hanging from a small light chain (like the chain you would hang a 4 ft flor. lighting with) I place a plasic 30 gal trash barrel lid about 8" from the top of the feeder by placing a small hole in the center of the lid -ran the chain though with nail - or something as a stopper- seal both top and bottom of the holes - then place feeder .................. works for me -n- feeds stays dry

    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Just what I was thinking, put a trash can lid over the top, or two if it's that big.

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