Feeders

Discussion in 'Quail' started by john in wa, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. john in wa

    john in wa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Home made almost 100% waste free feeders. I see so many people asking about What can i do to cut down on feed waste. Well I started Using old folgers coffee cans. I cut hols in them and use them for my feed and water. The one in the pic has 5 cut outs and works great for feed they can not poo in the feed and it makes it really hard for them to toss the feed out on the ground. [​IMG] they work great and they are free.
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything INSIDE the feeder, some kind of reservoir or something?

    Or, do you just fill with feed up to the level of the cutouts?
     
  3. john in wa

    john in wa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just fill it up with feed. but i don't thing it would be to hard to make a little reservoir. i can already see one of those wal-mart .99 cent funels mounted in it.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Very Creative John... I Like It! [​IMG]
     
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should do something like this, too. Simple and cheap.

    Right now, I have a big flat dishpan from the dollar store. Which is fine, except they poo in it, so I have to go through it daily and clean that out, and also, they like to dust bathe in the food, even though I have two identical pans full of play sand (they use the sand, too, but not exclusively).
     
  6. john in wa

    john in wa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Have used them with Jumbo Bobs and Coturnix. It worked so much better than the little round chick feeders i was using. The pile off feed under the pens has almost vanished and i do not need to fill it morning and evening like i did with the little round feeders.
     
  7. Kat's Silly Chickens

    Kat's Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow [​IMG] , if you can rig it to hang so they won't throw their pine chip flooring in it, it would be great. [​IMG]
     
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    How do you stop the food falling out the hole?
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Kat's Silly Chickens :

    Wow [​IMG] , if you can rig it to hang so they won't throw their pine chip flooring in it, it would be great. [​IMG]

    Just set it on top of a block of wood, though I don't see how they could scratch too much into it.​
     
  10. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to use something like that for my grow out pen before DH made me the s shaped PVC thingy. Works good. I still use them for my Chicken chicks, I hang them just off the ground and they have a saucer bottom.

    I am looking for something smaller though for inside of pen (because I use 1/2 x 1/2 wire - due to snakes) for the Breeder pens.

    Any ideas out there. Only thing I can think of is a rabbit feeder with a solid bottom. Pens are 2' x 2'.
    I now use the little quail saucers and the adults don't really waste much, but I want to give them more floor room.

    Sorry, but I am just not very imaginative and need your ideas to go forward. And I want cheap.
     

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