I have mastered homemade feeders!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by EggsForIHOP, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I just keep making more!This addicting! I keep finding 'trash' at work to bring home and turn into chicken treasures! empty butter tubs, 5 gallon buckets from the pickles...if anyone watches the cameras they probably think I am stealing food, but it's all empty stuff saved from the trash pile!

    Now...if only I could get the gallon syrup jugs to turn into the perfect waters....I did it with a 5 gallon bucket, but I want something easier for me to lift!

    Have I totally lost it? How does one get the perfect hole for a gallon sized waterer? Mine either overflows or barely flows! What is the trick?!?!?
     
  2. GratefulGreens

    GratefulGreens Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL! You sound like me - I reuse EVERYTHING! Got any pics of what you've made?
     
  3. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried using toilet tank cut off stuff? I heard that works pretty well. Might not work on something as small as 1 gallon syrup bottles.
     
  4. theflynns

    theflynns New Egg

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    Please shore how you have done it! I am going to have chickens soon and I would rather make their feeder and waterer than buy one.
     
  5. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a feeder for my little brooder out of a recycled cooking oil bottle, like what you get from the grocery store. Looks pretty mid-evil, but works great.
     
  6. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stay Tuned! I JUST got home from work, a trip to the feed store, a trip to the PEOPLE feed store, and then feeding everyone here. SO I am off to bed! BUT I will take pics later and post some! All the directions is stuff I basically used from here. But I will post pics after a nap today.
     

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