I created a new FEEDER!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by leasmom, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008

    I have been trying to figure out what to do with my little chicks because they love to scratch, even with a hanging feeder, one in particular, Wilma, always flies up into it scratches all the food out and then sits in the feeder-lol. So, I sat trying to come up with something and then I went to walk past a three tier plant stand that my daughter gave me for Mother's Day and I said, "Eureka, I've got it!!!"

    I saw that I could take apart the metal tiers and using a cake pan, I could drill holes into the cake pan, place the metal tier upside down and using wire, wire it through...wahlah, a feeder they can use, stand on, and it serves as a barrier. And it's already reduced Wilma's scratching, she's tried but can't get it to it like she usually does. It worked so well that I put one using a aluminium pie tin in my outside cage for them. And when I move them into their coop, I can hang it.

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2008
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Should we promise not to tell what happened to that lovely planter thingy that your daughter lovingly picked out for Mom's day?? [​IMG]
  3. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008
    She saw me and looked sad but I said, "I'm using it"

    USMCSGT In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2008
    We had the same problem! Every morning, we had 2 or 3 pounds of feed laying in the floor(unusable). So my daughter and I made a small feeder, like you would feed hogs out of, then we put a board at an angle and just a couple inches above the opening. It has worked great, their might be just a few crumbs that get spilled. Now if I can get them to stop pooping in their water!
  5. dozen chickens

    dozen chickens In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    Western Colorado
    I had a large, sturdy cardboard box and I placed the feeder on top of the box so that they had to jump up onto the box to eat, but still had plenty of room to scratch the food out and then they would sit and eat the peices off the box. It really worked like a charm and there was hardly any waste at all.

    Just another idea.... :0)

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