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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Jul 1, 2011.
I need some ideas of home made simple feeders and waters, please post pics.
If you look at my BYC page you can see an example of each.
here is a picture of my homemade feeder. it doesn't get any easier or simpler than this! less than 5 minutes start to finish. the feeder is the pvc pipe in the left side of the pic. a 3" pvc pipe screwed into a 5" pvc endacap. then a screw hole near the top to hang it from and VOILA!!! instant feeder.it hangs on a wood screw and lifts right off to refill and clean......................i stole the idea from someone on this site.
I made a simple feeder out of scrap plywood, it is nothing more than a thin tall box with a small box on the bottom that the food feeds down into.
you can kinda see the watering can i made beside the feeder, its just a 2 gallon bucket (dunkin donuts freeby) that sits lid side down in a shallow pan (3 bucks at walmart, in the pet department) I drilled (2) 3/8" holes about 1" from the top of the bucket, just fill it snap the lid on and flip it upside down in the pan.
I got my idea for my feeder from someone on this site and I love it! It is 4"pvc, I painted the vertical parts
Quote:How do like the Little Giant auto-waterer?
I built this feeder out of scraps I had laying around, it holds over 50# Using it for a month now with Zero waste
Waterer made from a 4" sanitary T, a couple of end caps, some 4" pipe and a toilet flush valve. Woks like a charm
very classy waterer and feeder! the little giant is superb. I had a little trouble getting it set up right but since then it works like a charm. I never think about water! My feeder holds quite a bit...I only have 4 in my flock and I would say I refill it about once a month.
Quote:I got the little giant a couple of months ago and adjusted it as light as possible... it still ran over. I called Miller Mfg. and they sent me some new valves which I promtly installed and still ran over. Called them back and they sent me a whole new stem assembly, installed that and it STILL ran over. I told the girl that it must be the brass post was not bored deep enough but she told me she had done all she could do. I found a site that sold parts, bought a post and solved the problem. I now have it installed in the coop (the little sun room off the coop) with a wire floor in case it decides to act up again.
Edit: The feeder mounts on the outside of the coop with just the tray part in the coop as to not take up valuable space.