feeders what type?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by homecatmom, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    I currently have a plastic feeder jar type that gets filled up and the top (actually the bottom) gets slid on and all gets flipped over. The food has a space to come under the lip and fill the outer areas where there are holes for the birds heads to go in and eat. I do not like this feeder and the birds don't seem to either. What do you all use to feed? I could go get a heavy crock dog-type bowl that they couldn't turn over. Or, should I build a box with holes and a hinged lid for filling? I'm not sure.
     
  2. ctjim

    ctjim Songster

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    i have a plastic hanging feeder from tsc and used some yellow peanut rope to hang it from the rafters. seems to work much better than the box feeder i had b4 they kept knocking it over and wasting the food. my birds are free range so they don't really eat much grain although i give them some each morning now, i think once winter sets in they will eat more grain.
     
  3. schmoo

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    Quote:if I remember right someone on here solved the lid problem by using and or attaching a pie tin on top somehow??
     
  4. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

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    Through trial and error we found that a hanging feeder with a small lip on the outer edge turned in kept them from "billing" feed out. Miller makes one. Also at wally world in the auto dept there is a round black plastic pan used for oil changes that will fit perfectly under the feeder and catch any feed thrown out.( the feeder sits inside it) Also you can place a block under a feeder to raise it to the height of the chicks backs and that helps also, if you cant hang it.
     
  5. karmical

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    I started out with a metal hanging feeder, but found the crumbles turned to powder really quickly. Plus, it took up space in the coop that could otherwise be a nice open area. Now I've got metal feeders that attach to the wall...works much better for my birds and my set up.

    http://www.strombergschickens.com/images/feeders/EC_L.jpg
    http://www.strombergschickens.com/products/feeders_trough.php

    There's a nice lip that curves inward and helps keep the feed from getting billed out.

    And they look so cute all lined up at the feed "trough"!
     
  6. Quote:if I remember right someone on here solved the lid problem by using and or attaching a pie tin on top somehow??

    Fantastic. And w/ Thanxgvg coming up I should have a gang of pie tins to choose from. Thanx much!
     
  7. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
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    THANKS for posting the links Karmical - I think I like the looks of this one in the middle
    Plastic Feed/Water Trough order #FT6030
    http://www.strombergschickens.com/produ … trough.php


    Look at the long plastic feeders I screwed to 3 of my pens "I wish I could find more they work the best of any feeders I have. NO WASTE and they do not take up floor space. I have silkies.
    I have wondered if the plastic gutters would work good for the bigger breeds.


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  8. Matt Berry

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  9. wynedot55

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    Mar 28, 2007
    i use a 100lb poly feeder.an i set it up on a pallet.to keep the dirt out of the feeder.
     

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