Homemade feeder, pic

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by camotruck, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. camotruck

    camotruck Chirping 8 Years

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    I had a hinged top wooden box I made a few years ago for dog food, I recently quit using it, made some adjustments and now its a chicken feeder. It holds seven or eight times as much food as the small one I was using from TSC. Just thought I would share, have a good day!

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  2. Ema

    Ema Songster

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    that is awesome.. I so love that idea!!!!
     
  3. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    How do you like the feeder by now? I have one kinda like yours but the feed gums up at the bottom. Does your flow evenly?
     
  4. camotruck

    camotruck Chirping 8 Years

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    Quote:Just built it last night, filled it today. So we'll see how it goes. I have a board angled on the back wall so the feed should push out as it gets emptied.
     
  5. bdog

    bdog In the Brooder

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    What are the measurements , length, width, ht.

    Thanks,

    Jimmy
     
  6. camotruck

    camotruck Chirping 8 Years

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    Quote:13" by 11" at the base, the trof is a 2" cutout, so it takes it down to 9 ", the height is 12".
     
  7. bdog

    bdog In the Brooder

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    I just built one about a week ago.

    It is 15" wide, 12" deep and about 39" tall. It has the 45 degree board inside that should gravity feed as they eat.

    I asked on another post how many chickens should be able to feed from it at a time and they said about 6.

    My opening is about 4" deep, 4" open and 15" wide.

    Out of necessity comes invention!

    Good to chat with you.

    My Best,

    jimmy
     
  8. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Great! Good repurposing of your dog food container.
     

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