Homemade Feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FranciscoR, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. FranciscoR

    FranciscoR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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  2. Peeps n Bees

    Peeps n Bees Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great! I'd love to be able to feed and water without opening up the coop. Any other pictures of how you put it together?
     
  3. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd be afraid moisture would seep in. Of course I have "water on the mind" with the recent weather here in PA.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Definitely susceptible to water infiltration...not to mention rodents and waste.
     
  5. FranciscoR

    FranciscoR Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  6. FranciscoR

    FranciscoR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Peeps n Bees

    Peeps n Bees Out Of The Brooder

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    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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