Home-made Grit Feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thecochincoop, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    use any flexible plastic container with a lid (butter bowl, cottage cheese container, etc.)
    cut a hole for their heads to fit through

    poke little holes in the bottom in case water gets in

    here it is in action

    I also added a wire through the back to secure it from tipping over
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I was just telling my husband that I needed to get one - Thank you so much!!!!!!!!! I can make it and save money!!
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    How TIMELY. Just this afternoon I bought a 50# bag of granite grit for $6.50 at my feed store; a five lb. bag costs about $5 at TSC. I'll be making about six of those tomorrow morning. Great idea.

    EDIT: While I'm at it, I'll make some also for the oyster shell that I bought this afternoon. Sure glad that Anne saves those containers.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2009
  4. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2007
    Casa Grande, AZ
    Great idea! I'm for sure making some of these for the chickens!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
  5. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad I could help out [​IMG] I had been looking at feeders earlier and I was looking at this container, getting ready to throw it away and it just came to me "I bet I could make something out of that" and I needed something to put grit in so....

    now to see how well it keeps water out since it's supposed to rain a lot

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