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Homemade chicken feeder and waterer pics please!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Featherwisp, May 22, 2009.

  1. Featherwisp

    Featherwisp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you made your own chicken waterer/feeder? I would love to see some pictures. I trying to get ideas on how to build some from the stuff I have around the house/garage. [​IMG]
     
  2. chirpchirp

    chirpchirp Out Of The Brooder

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    i know there are afew floating around here, but i would love to see more too - i get my chicks in a couple weeks and want to make a few also. i always love to see what people can come up with:)
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made my own feeders by using
    1"X4" 3 ft long
    three sides and in the top I nailed 10 penny nails to a 1"x1"piece of pine and it turned as the nails allowed it to
    never had any problems
    I always bought the plastic gallon waterers that I got from Smiths Poultry supplys
    they have the gallon size that is hard plastic and sets on a heated water base unit
    used mostly 25 watt bulbs in the heater for winter
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd make the waterer from a 5 gallon bucket and a planter base if it weren't so heavy to turn over. No problem if you are young and strong!
     
  5. Monk

    Monk Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Kesha

    Kesha Out Of The Brooder

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    we made ours with pvc pipe the only thing i would suggest is at the bottom use a y coupler insted of the t coupler [​IMG]
     
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  7. booger

    booger Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's one hubby just made out of scrap metal. You could use wood just as easily.

    [​IMG]

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    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Featherwisp

    Featherwisp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I managed to rummage around my house and find some good materials for chick feeders and waterer!![​IMG]

    ~Materials I used for feeder:
    -1 quart (16 ounces, or 2lbs) plastic yogurt jar
    - 1 small plant tray
    -1 nut and bolt
    ~Tools used to make feeder:
    - Anything sharp (used a nail)
    - Kitchen scissors
    -Cordless drill
    [​IMG]
    Inside view
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    Bottom view
    [​IMG]

    ~Materials for waterer:
    - 1 quart plastic yogurt jar
    - 1 plastic TV dinner bowl
    - Hot glue
    ~Tools used to make waterer:
    - Kitchen scissors
    - Hot glue gun

    [​IMG]



    I made the feeder by cutting out four holes on separate sides of the jar.
    I drilled a hole through the jars bottom and the plant tray, then screwed the nut and bolt in. Already tested this, it works great!

    As for the waterer, I only cut out one tiny hole on one side and super glued the yogurt jar to the TV dinner bowl. (which I trimmed back a bit because it was too deep of a bowl.) This works well, too. On the inside of the waterer, I marked were the water level should be so it wont over flow.

    Im so happy with how these turned out! [​IMG]
     
  10. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you searched here for "Homemade feeder " "Homemade waterer"?

    You will have enough pictures and explanations for 5 hours of good reading.
     

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