feeding scoops and tools

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by picklespickles, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    a family member has been saving for me these gigantic non dairy creamer containers that have handles on them. sort of like a milk jug, but with a much bigger mouth. perfect for feed. seems to hold about four pounds or so. i LOVE it. much better than anything official. plus can set it down and since it has a bottom to it, doesn't tump over. the only thing is i have been feeding chickens more which i'm sure they're not complaining about. my budget is though.

    i will ask her to keep saving these for me.

    do you find unusual uses for everyday implements? what do you do with them?
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I do not have a pic but I found a flower pot (for hanging on the wall>so flat backed) with three holes in it for something like hanging lobelia or such) that i use for a feeder ... I have it hanging up in the roof covered part of the run...
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I have used a few cane poles and a chair leg for roosts, does that count?! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2007
  4. hoosierhen

    hoosierhen Songster

    Sep 26, 2007
    When I feed my girls wet treats-ie. oatmeal, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. I pu down a small table cloth and place the treats in the middle so they won't get covered with shavings. They were jumping aroud in it before, and then in the pine shavings and they looked like they had on big clumpy slippers! Plus, the vinyl cloths can just be wiped/hosed of poo!
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    We are coffee drinkers. So the big plastic empties is what I use for scooping out feed. They work great!
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    We use toilet brushes to clean waterers and buckets. The long bristles get into the nooks and crannies and the long handle keeps your hands out of the yukky duck backwash.

    I did find my favorite coffee cup in the galvanized can we store scratch in. [​IMG]
    Seems DH has been giving out treats while I am at work. I found a new scoop for him. It is a scoop made from the ingredient jugs they use at Starbucks. It is small, has a handle and is great for small amounts of stuff.

    We use a houshold fan on a stand to run in the shed converted to Duckingham Palace. In the winter, it keeps the air circulating and the moisture evaporated. In the summer, it keeps the little princesses cool.
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    these are some great ideas. i am espcieally going to get a toilet brush from the dollar store to scrub containers with.

    today, DUh, i finally sat the goats water up really really high so taht the geese couldnt' climb into it. lol. the goats like it super clean. funnily, though, since that water got drank less, it froze where as the buckets of water with far less water in them didnt' because they were used more often and so i gues had more movement in the water. the lessons we learn.
  8. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    Quote:I second that. I love the molded handgrips on folgers containers. Would be great for late winter plant starting containers as well.
  9. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    I use the big plastic ice cream jugs for food and water dishes.
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I used old coffee cans and old pans to make feeders. Use milk jugs with top cut off so I can still use the handle for feed scoops. And the toilet brush for waterers is the BEST! Oh, also use old 5 gal buckets that were used for stuff like detergent to carry water.

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