Homemade Feeder

FranciscoR

Chirping
Mar 28, 2015
138
11
73
Independence, Ky
Built this guy today from some cedar boards and 2x6. It turned out great. It can hold something like 50-75lbs. Feels good to be able to feed them without opening door.

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FranciscoR

Chirping
Mar 28, 2015
138
11
73
Independence, Ky
Definitely issues I have been thinking of (mostly due to recent weather). Rodents I am not too terribly worried about as they can't "get to" it...unless they chew through wood of course. I have a 5gallon feeder inside too. I may just fill that up and keep that going to be honest. If I can't find a good way of sealing it up, I may just use it for snacks, which is just fine.
 

FranciscoR

Chirping
Mar 28, 2015
138
11
73
Independence, Ky
Really, I was looking for something convenient that I wouldn't have to go into coop. But a 5 gallon bucket would keep them fed for a while, so really, should suffice.
 

Peeps n Bees

Chirping
May 12, 2015
52
15
61
Albany, NY
Yeah, I have a 5-gallon bucket inside that keeps them going for a while. The doors to my coop open up the entire back side, so I'd been thinking it would be nice to be able to keep the heat in more during the winter (what little heat they make for themselves). But now that I think about it, I'm opening them more often to clean the droppings boards than to fill the feeder, anyway.
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Definitely issues I have been thinking of (mostly due to recent weather). Rodents I am not too terribly worried about as they can't "get to" it...unless they chew through wood of course. I have a 5gallon feeder inside too. I may just fill that up and keep that going to be honest. If I can't find a good way of sealing it up, I may just use it for snacks, which is just fine.


Really, I was looking for something convenient that I wouldn't have to go into coop. But a 5 gallon bucket would keep them fed for a while, so really, should suffice.
I like to co in coop everyday just to keep an eye on things.
You'd be surprised how small a hole a mouse can get thru.
 

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