Got tired of my 4 week olds wasting tons of food!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by seattlehens83, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. seattlehens83

    seattlehens83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got fed up with my 4 week old pullets wasting so much food. Here is what I was using:

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    And here is what I came up with:

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    Rather I should say that this is what I came up with after seeing sooo many great designs from others.

    It would really be great if we could get a feeder/waterer page like the coop design and incubator pages going. Might be a really good way for newbies like me and others to grab a look at a lot of different designs pretty quick.
     
  2. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    Looks awesome! Maybe i should try.....
     
  3. angusshangus

    angusshangus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have blueprints for this?
     
  4. seattlehens83

    seattlehens83 Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont have blue prints I just kinda made it up as I was going along. Here is a little sketch to get anyone started:

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    I made 2 of these pieces first and then just cut and nailed pieces to close up all the gaps as I went along.

    Here is another litle sketch that might help... its kind of a side view so you can see how it works. Really simple to make. I used a nail gun and 2" nails. Might be a little harder to do with traditional nails but you could just ask someone to help hold stuff for you while you hammer.

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    Hope this helps. Really I just used some leftover siding that I had from the coop so nothing too scientific.

    I can probably make some templates if I have time later tonight.

    Seems to be keeping the chicks from spilling any food so far!!!!
     
  5. angusshangus

    angusshangus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! I may just have to copy yours!
     
  6. reereechickens

    reereechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool feeder!
     
  7. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like how it still leaves lots of floor space for them, with the storage up and overhanging. I may have to make one too [​IMG]
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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  9. TreeHugger

    TreeHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'm going to copy this! My birds were wasting lots of feed earlier this year. I was using the hanging feeders and very mad over the dollars and dollars of feed getting wasted each day. It was not until I moved my pigeons into their own coop that I realized it was the pigeons knocking the feed out of the hanging feeders and not my chickens. Currently the pigeons are getting fed in a rubber pan that I only fill half full to limit the amount of wasted feed. This would work perfect for them and I can probably modify it with a roosting bar on the front and hang it on the wall. [​IMG]
     
  10. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very Nice job... This looks good and i'm thinking of building a very similar one [​IMG]

    If I might suggest something... you might wanna add a small board at the back to avoid a "dead area" where feed might stay in that back bottom for long periods of time.

    I drew a red line where I think a small board might help..... so all the feed will be fresh and used up(just a thought)
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