Home made waters and feeder or store bought?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bigfatchicken, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Bigfatchicken

    Bigfatchicken Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2009
    sarasota, Florida
    Which is better homemade or store bought feeders and waters. Im looking at the feeders that mount on the wall for rabbits and using a five galloon pale for a watering container.
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I use store bought waterers for my laying hens up until winter hits. Then I switch to a childs swimming pool with a de-icer in the winter that is just ouotside their pop door in the run. However, I made the 2 feeders for the coop. One that hangs on the wall and holds roughly 3 gallons worth of feed and then I made another feeder that sits on bricks on the floor that hold 75 lbs. of feed. This makes it very convenient when we want to go away for a week or so.

    For my meat birds, I use homemade waterers and feeders out of 5 gal. buckets that can easily be moved around if need be.[​IMG]

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