Homemade Range Feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by anthonyjames, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been trying to figure out what to do for feed out on pasture/range.

    Does any one out there have any images of what they did for pasture feeders?
    My concern with feed is rain and it going bad from that?
    I am looking for something that I could put up to 100lbs of feed in if possible but I will be happy to settle with 50lbs.

    I have 100 Turkeys getting ready to graduate from the tractor to 1 acre of free running and I would like to get a feeder out there as soon as possible.

    thanks
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Why not make a three sided lean to with roof and have trough feeders inside to protect from the weather.
     
  3. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three sided lean to is to heavy for me to move one a month to a new part of the pasture.
     
  4. Peruvian

    Peruvian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you will have difficulty with 50-100lb feeders if it is at all hot and/or wet unless your feed has preservatives in it (yuk [​IMG]). You need to keep feed in a cool and dry place if it's going to be stored for more than 7-10 days. Consider how much you will likely go through in a week and build a feeder so it can fit that amount.
     
  5. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right now I am going though 250 lbs a week of feed. That is why I was hoping to make something to hold about 1/2 that amount a week in a feeder. Otherwise I keep about 350lbs in a plastic 60 gallon drum in the field and carry it in via 5 gallon buckets every day.
     
  6. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Look on my page. The waterer or feeder could be made as big or as small as you need. You could also make the feeder double sided with a roof over to protect from weather. PM me for any details. The feeder pictured holds about 65#.
     
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