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Finished my treadle feeder! **Updated with video!**

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nonny, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In case anyone was interested, I've made a page here with pics etc showing the progress as I worked on it. :)

    Just need to do a final coat of paint and reassemble and it's all finished.

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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Gosh, nice job.

    Imp
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Congrats!
    I should probably stop procrastinating about making a real one.
    Nowadays we just scatter the feed on the ground, and they don't pick up the darker seeds. [​IMG]
     
  4. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ray's two cents :

    Congrats!
    I should probably stop procrastinating about making a real one.
    Nowadays we just scatter the feed on the ground, and they don't pick up the darker seeds. [​IMG]

    LOL - that's what I was doing for a while, but our yard is also home to kookaburra, butcher birds, doves, pigeons, minahs, lorikeets, magpies and a single bush turkey. They don't all eat the chook food, but the ones that do make a pretty good dent in our feed budget.​
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Well done Nonny! [​IMG] It looks better than mine! The best part will be all the chook food you'll save. Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  6. Fierlin1182

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    Quote:LOL - that's what I was doing for a while, but our yard is also home to kookaburra, butcher birds, doves, pigeons, minahs, lorikeets, magpies and a single bush turkey. They don't all eat the chook food, but the ones that do make a pretty good dent in our feed budget.

    Snap, those pigeons with the crests are our main culprits. We usually have to stand watch over feeding time now. [​IMG]
    The lorikeets have enough to eat already though: as soon as the fruit on our trees goes ripe they're busy before we can even get out there to pick. [​IMG]
     
  7. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my feeder. It needs 1.5lbs to open the lid.

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  8. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's an awesome feeder Speedy! I'm intrigued about the wall mounting though - did it take them long to not get freaked out by the lid opening? (I'm assuming that they actually fly up to it and it opens as they land?)

    I still have to figure out where in the run my one will go, then put it up on blocks off the ground, and make a canopy of sorts to rain proof it.
     
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  9. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finished! Here's a pic of the completed feeder, and I'm uploading a short video clip of it as well, so I'll add a link once it's done loading. :)

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    And here's the link! :)

    (Sorry - it's a bit blurry, not sure what happened there as it looked fine on my computer until I uploaded it).
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  10. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Cool! How do you make it do that?
     

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