Feeders & Waterers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by slystr, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. slystr

    slystr Songster

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    I am about to move my chicks outside to my tractor. they will be 5 weeks at the move. I am wondering what to use as a food container and a water container. I'm assuming that the chick feeders I have been using will be too small and the same with the waterers. So i am wondering waht you all use. I see some saying they use kitty litter boxes for water. Food seems to go into anything from a pie pan to one of those feed store gavlanized feeders. I'd like to know what you use especially if you have created your own. thanks!
     
  2. wynedot55

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    Mar 28, 2007
    id get the hanging 25lb feeder.an the hanging 5 or 7 gal waterer.but what i really use to water the hens is a heavy 15 gal rubber tubb.but i only have grown hens that im watering.
     
  3. AccidentalFarm

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    I may have seen it on this site, can't remember for sure, but a 5gallon bucket with a hole drilled in the side close to the bottom and set in a plant pot tray (or any tray that it will fit in) works for water. Actually, same thing for food, but bigger and more holes drilled into the side.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2007
  4. cookinmom

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    I went looking for a tub for water today, but everything looked too deep for my 4.5-wk-olds. Even a litter box was about 4 inches deep, so I wasn't sure they would be able to reach over the sides and drink without drowning.

    I think I will go this direction when they get bigger though!
     

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