Hanging feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by seminolewind, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Why do some hang feeders? Does it cut down on waste?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Our feeder has a bale at the top for hanging. We screwed a large hook into a rafter in the ceiling of the coop to hang it from.
    It is hanging so that the base is at the height of my smallest hen's back, so they have to reach up just a little to eat from it.
    Cuts down on waste since they can't scratch around in it.
    It also frees up valuable space in the coop.
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    You can make them pretty easy. Here is one that I made and has been going strong for over 2 yeras now.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2008

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