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Homemade Duck Feeders...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EggsForIHOP, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone want to show off some of their homemade feeders? I need a new and creative project to go with my plan for ducks this spring...I would LOVE to see anything ya'll came up with for your ducks - recycled materials, cheap and easy, fancy but functional...they all apply!

    I want to start with some pekin ducks this spring, and I like to make as much as I can myself...but I need some new ideas! So duck people...SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT IN THE FEEDER DEPARTMENT! And thank you too!
     
  2. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took a rubber feed tub that I had laying around and used it as a base for my feeder. Then I took a 5 gallon bucket and drilled holes around the side of it, close to the bottom. I just screwed the rubber feed tub to bottom of the bucket. It works pretty good. I can try to get some pics if it will help make it more clear.
     
  3. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use a big plastic mixing bowl
     
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I made a long tray out of scrap plywood, all the babies and about half the older ducks eat out of it.
     
  5. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like this idea...I have some GIANT pvc pipe laying about the property...already cut in half with capped ends...wonder if I could secure it to 2x4's and it would work...or would it be too prone to getting stood in and pooed in do you think?


    I also like the rubber feeder/5 gallong bucket idea...just never been very good at getting the holes drilled right for the feed to come out...I'm doing something wrong I think...any more technical suggestions on that one like dimensions/size of holes?

    And thank you for the ideas! I'm pretty clever, but not creative enough [​IMG]
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Here are my feeders. Not pretty but they are functional.


    Feeders made from recycled pallets - 4 feet long & 5 feed long. Holds 5 gallons of feed.
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    Recycled PVC Pipe/Pallet Wood feeders - Holds 5 gallons of feed.
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  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fashioned the ghetto temp proof of concept food/water set up yesterday. I'll try to get a pic of it this week and plan to pick up some stuff at HD/Lowe's tomorrow to make the non ghetto version.


    I have a small covered stand with some pickets going down the sides to keep the dogs from getting their heads in the duck food area.
    I attached a food/water thing from Tractor supply - food goes in one side, oyster shell in the other. I have attached that to the back side of their food enclosure to keep it dry
    On the outside, i have another container from tractor supply that hooks over a 2x4. In that, I have their water dish. I plan to have a roof over it in the non ghetto design to keep the sun from making all their water dishes fail early.

    Once I get a pic, I'll post it. It seems to work well for the girls.
     
  8. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Cheapchicksfarm

    Cheapchicksfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use large bowls,pans or cut off 5 gallon buckets I fill the bowls up every other day
     
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  10. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here is the ghetto version

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    But the concept seems to work well for my 2 anyway. My plan is to pick up some stuff tonight to make something that fits in with the back yard a bit more - not entirely sure what that is at the moment since I want it movable and using bricks won't work for that lol

    But the back to keep water/dogs from sticking their heads where they don't belong (duck food) is some treks decking boards.
    A roof of good plywood
    and some feed dishes from Tractor Supply. Water hooks over a 2x4. Food/oyster shells are on a hook on a 2x4.


    New version will be enclosed on 3 sides and roof extending over the water since the sun breaks plastic down quickly here and it breaks.
     

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