galvanized tin for a feeder.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by abhaya, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I have a bunch of old roofing tin no rust on one side. Could I paint the rusty side and use the good side for the inside of a feeder? I need a bigger feeder for my coop. The rest free range so they dont eat that much but the ones in the coop need a larger feeder.

  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Sure. All of my tube feeders are made of galvanized metal.
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    A really easy way to make a feeder is a 5 gallon bucket (with a lid)

    1. Drill or cut holes in the sides at the bottom around the whole bucket about 2 inches or so long and 1inch high.

    2. Find a pan or like a old skillet or I have a new oil pan without a top. Then set it in the pan and fill it up!

    It cost me $2 to make this and about 5 minutes of my time!
  4. abhaya

    abhaya Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn

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