Hanging feeder clearance issue

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by greggy, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. greggy

    greggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a hanging feeder from TS this spring, and the birds did fine with it. Now that my rooster, and hens are getting bigger they don't seem to be feeding from it like they should. There is only 1 inch clearance in the pan for them to get their heads in and eat. It looks like they are having a hard time getting at their chow. I'm wondering if I should reduce the diameter of the tube, or put in a larger pan. Any suggestions?
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8A East Texas
    Is it like this Little Giant hanging feeder that we use? Our flock is 2+ years old and still use it.

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    If not, could you post a pic so we could see what you have?
     
  3. greggy

    greggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here it is...Like I said there is just one inch clearance from the tube to the pan lip. Yours looks bigger...Can you tell mewhat the clearance is?.. My waterer has a 1 1/2 inch clearance and the lip is beveled out, so while they have to turn their heads sideways they can still drink easy enough.
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  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I just measured it.... it is 1 1/2 inches from the center tube to the inner edge of the red tray.
     
  5. greggy

    greggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, I'm thinking of putting a smaller tube in it. I made a trough feeder this spring and I put that in the coop until I can get this one adjusted.
     
  6. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My feeder is like that and my girls are full grown and use it fine. I did adjust the hight of the tube on mine though.
     
  7. Sahara

    Sahara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hanging waterer but not a feeder. As my chickens grew I raised the waterer and if I brought in smaller chickens I lowered it for a short time. Mine have no problem drinking from it and I would think it would be the same for eating.
     
  8. blooo

    blooo Out Of The Brooder

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    i just bought that same hanging galvanized feeder for my chicks who are about 16 weeks old. no problems with clearance for their heads.
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I have the same hanging galvanized feeder and waterer. I have never had a problem. I have them adjustable so I can adjust the height as my birds grow older.
     
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  10. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use them just like yours.I put mine higher to keep them from getting junk in it. I would not change the design try adjusting better for their height.I make mine kinda stretch their necks to eat.I think the small gap between the tray and the tube keeps them from spilling and waste. Will
     

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