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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

    May 18, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    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

    Apr 16, 2009
    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

    Apr 11, 2009
    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

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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

    May 10, 2009
    Last edited: May 22, 2009
  6. Kesha

    Kesha Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 4, 2009
    Stafford, VA
    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

    May 11, 2009
    Northeastern Missouri
    Here's one hubby just made out of scrap metal. You could use wood just as easily.


  8. sesa

    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Thurmont, Md
  9. Featherwisp

    Featherwisp Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    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
    Inside view
    Bottom view

    ~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


    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

    Apr 7, 2009
    Near Myrtle Beach
    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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