Feeding Troughs for Fermented Feed, please post your photos

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ullie, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering what kind of feeders people where using to feed their chickens Fermented Feed?
    If you have photos, please share. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    A bump because I'd like to see as well :)
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It shows the dimensions over on the side of the page. they are for a goat but they work really well for all my flock. including baby chicks and ducks, i just give them something to stand on till big enough to use it.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Dimensions are hard for me to visualize. I'm very weird like that @[email protected]

    How many can it feed for a full day?
     
  7. weaversfarm

    weaversfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking about using a 4 inch PVC pipe cut in half lengthwise. I am feeding 54, so I will put out a couple of these. Putting a cap on each end and attaching it to the wall. I am still in the thinking process, so plans may change, but I am thinking that's the cheapest, easiet way without a lot of waste.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    How do you cut the PVC properly?

    DO you have to use a skill saw? Those things freak me out. Anyway to do it with a table saw? It's more controlled.
     
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  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Just thought I'd mention Bee uses a gutter for her feeder.
     
  10. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like this feeder, it's made by BYC member 'Island Roo'

    I have a difficult time cutting this pvc stuff, I tried using my regular blade, even had it set really low but it was still a rough crooked cut.
    I checked out the cost of a plywood blade for my portable saw and it was $20.


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    Island Roo
    I used a rotary tool with a cutting blade. Its goes quickly if you don't have a lot to do. I thought about using a table saw but I've had PVC catch on saw blades before. As Chris mentioned, using a fine tooth blade would be the way to go if using a power saw.
    Mine is 4" pvc.
     
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