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
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    poke little holes in the bottom in case water gets in
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    here it is in action
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    I also added a wire through the back to secure it from tipping over
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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