I made hanging baby chick feeder/waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by arenea74, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to buy hanging feeders but they are way too big for my babies and the brooder right now. I did this instead and I love them!
     
  2. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way cool. Does the waterer leak when your filling it up? Great idea!
     
  3. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No leaking at all! I was prepared for it to leak so I was careful when filling the water. I had my DBF drill the smallest holes possible so the eye screws would hold the weight. The no leaking part is a bonus. I'm just glad to have them off the floor of the brooder and they're still a compact size. Thanks for liking them! I'm quite proud:weee
     
  4. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wonder if that would work for ducks as well. When I had ducklings in the brooder they would go through their water in a couple of minutes because they would get their bedding in it and it would wick up onto the rest of the bedding. This would solve that problem. What a great idea. Did they have to learn to reach up to drink from there?
     
  5. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the feeder and waterer hanging at beak level and they instantly figured it:p

    ...and 4 hours later, the water is still clean and not turned over!
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Very resourceful and functional. Excellent idea.
     
  7. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Next time I'm brooding chicks I want to do this!

    What are you hanging them from?
     
  8. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have them hanging from a 2x2 placed across the top of the brooder (cage). I have some strong clamps holding the chains. It could be fancier but I am using whatever was laying around [​IMG]

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  9. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] LOV your idea![​IMG] [​IMG] I will be copying your great hangers, right to the clamps![​IMG] I've been searching the hardware stores, just didn't realize what I was looking for. THANK YOU![​IMG]
     
  10. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the clamps because it means no power tools and they're easily adjustable. [​IMG]

    I just love BYC! It's us chickie lovers helping each other. I also like the positive feedback since my friends think I've lost my mind [​IMG]
     

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