Have you seen those cool old-time 'Tube Feeders' ? Well, here's a new twist on an old idea

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  1. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you remember those old-time canister feeders? I have looked at them in places like antique shops or e-bay and I think they look really neat!

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    Well, after a bit of thought, I made something for my son (in my sign shop) to boost his pride in his fledgling backyard egg business:


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    Some of the folks that have come by to see our birds wanted one for themselves! This includs a nice lady with a granddaughter who helps her with her flock and another who wanted something special for his daughter who is in 4H.


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    I was also asked to make a few to be used as trophies for a local chicken show (first and second place with blue ribbon art) and a few in which the guy has designed his own artwork.
    I plan to make a few for our local fair. Maybe like: “I Love MY Rhode Island Red” (or something like that). Most of them are a custom design by the folks that want them. I have to wait for their art.

    As for the feeder itself, It works great!
    It is adjustable, so you can control the flow of feed and there is an inverted funnel inside that distributes the feed evenly. I also weld the eyebolt in place so that wind or chicken bumping will not twirl it causing it to drop off.
    My son loves it! I think he points it out to visitors even before he shows them the chickens!
     
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  2. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should go into business. Those look great!
     
  3. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really nice, my husband also made one for me to feed the wild birds left overs from my hookbills, he just added a top to keep rain and snow out
     
  4. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I order one? ;-)
     
  5. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to make you one!
    Just send me a PM.

    The trick is,
    I can't sell someone else's artwork. So you need to come up with an original logo design yourself. If you can design something or pay someone else to do it, I'd be happy to work with you on the lettering and positioning till we get something you're happy with. Also, even though the feeder is double sided, you just need only one copy of the art! I can duplicate it to fit on my template.
     
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  6. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me think on that!
     
  7. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's also many graphics in the public domain. Also on some art showcase sites you can contact the artist directly!
     
  8. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. SaltyPaws

    SaltyPaws Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone just gave me an old Purina feeder just like the one in your picture!

    I love the modern twist you've come up with, good job!
     
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    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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