feeders size

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bdog, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. bdog

    bdog Out Of The Brooder

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    How much area does it take ?

    I built a 12" wide feeder, gravity type the trough is about 12" wide and 4" front to back and about 4" deep. I know there is plenty of feed but I am concerned about area!

    How many chickens should be able to feed from this without having an issue of pecking and fighting over the feed.


    My Best,

    Jimmy
     
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  2. woodward farms

    woodward farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i am reading you correctly you are saying that
    left to right you have 12 feet.
    4 inches in depth
    4 inches frount to back


    60 birds and that is just a low guess if you ask me
     
  3. bdog

    bdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry 12 inches!
     
  4. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe up to 4 birds at a time if u are lucky. i have a rain cutter for my feeder [4 ft long] and there is one hen who does not like anyone eating with her. so she has that feeder.

    on the opposite wall i have the same size feeder and i have up to 6 chicken at a time eating.
     
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  5. bdog

    bdog Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply!

    I am just finishing a 8'x8' house and have this feeder inside it!

    I think I'll expand the width of the trough another 12".

    I am only going to have 8-12 chickens max!

    My Best,

    Jimmy
     

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