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I need ideas for home made feeders and water contains

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Naben, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Naben

    Naben Hatching

    Jan 23, 2009
    I want to make my own feeder and water holder, but I'm not sure what to do? Can I get some help please ( pics are always very helpful) Thanks:D

  2. For feeders I like to use empty milk jugs. I cut a hole in the front, and use the handle to tie it to the pen for secure mounting. Its cheap, easy, and when one gets damaged or worn out they are easy to replace.
  3. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    for feeders I have old cake pans that I couldn't use for baking, for water I use old cooking pots after the handle has broke off and plastic ice cream buckets!
  4. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    i just buy metal or rubber large dog food pans at walmart.. for about $2-5 .. they last a LONG time..had some of mine for 5 years now.. cant get much cheaper than that
    or if you buy a few GOOD feeders you never have to replace them... i have a heavy metal hog feeder (now a chicken feeder) i have had it for about 28 years,, other than looking ugly it still works just as well as the day we bought it...
  5. Naben

    Naben Hatching

    Jan 23, 2009
    thanks for all the great ideas!!!!
  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    lookie lookie here...


    there's lots of info already here in BYC, look at the Learning Center section, (LC)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-howto.html go to the "feeding" area and there's all kinds of feeders and waterers.

    [edit] Also there's some other feeders made out of PVC pipe out there... here's just one example https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=109158

    [edit2] and here's another with some ideas... https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7693-diy-hopper-feeder
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009

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