I don't like my feeder. Show me yours.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SarahBeth9394, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    I have one o those TSC feeders. The white plastic with the red bottom. I hate it. The problem is the chickens scratch at it and knock half the feed out. So I'm thinking I need something deeper that is maybe even raised a few inches off the ground. I can always make one and set it on bricks to raise it and keep it dry when it's outside the coop. I don't mind making one at all. I'm just thinking about the best way to do it. So if you don't mind... Show me your feeders and tell me what ya like and what ya don't.
  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    Sep 1, 2010
  3. My chickens were wasting too much food and the feeders didn't hold enough for their appetites so I came up with this monstrosity. It's not pretty and it's too big but it works and the chickens love it [​IMG]


  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Here are pics of my recycled feeders.

    What I like?
    The chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys can't scratch any feed out of it, so there is 0 % waste. All of my animals can eat from it.
    They can't turn it over.
    It holds 5 gallons of feed. Only have to refill every other day.
    It is movable. Can move it ANYWHERE I want. Can pick it up and set it under my raised coops when the weather calls for rain.
    Can clean it out easily. It's really never dirty. I just tip it over and let the feed dust fall out.
    The chickens DO NOT roost on it.
    I can pick it up and set it on bricks so the wood won't rot.
    FINAL thing that I like about it, or should I say LOVE about it. It cost $0.00 to make. All recycled materials. PRICELESS.

    What I dont like?
    There is nothing not to like about this feeder. Just wish I would have thought about this idea years ago. I wasted A LOT of money on wasted feed using store bought feeders. [​IMG]

    Recycled PVC Pipe Feeder




    Recycled Pallet Feeder


  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Quote:I had one of those and my chickens could still throw/peck/toss the pellets out. I had to place ANOTHER large, square box under that feeder so that it could catch the pellets that they were tossing out . The square wooden box caught the pellets and then they would eat the pellets from the wooden box that they tossed out. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I don't know how they do it but when I had mine, pellets were all over the place. I guess that I just have some rough chickens. [​IMG]
  7. laseterlass

    laseterlass Songster

    May 13, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    I use the smaller metal one from TSC and get a little cover over it. For my eight it works very well and about every 3 or 4 days I add 3 scoops of layer pellets. Today I bought a 50 lb of layer. The last was 10/31. So the feed is lasting just at a month.
  9. ll

    ll Songster

    for outside in the run *purchased at Lowe's in the wild bird feeding aisle*:
    and inside for use during storms only:
  10. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    I have a large PVC pipe feeding into my feeder. It does not need to be filled very often.

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