Ideas on Quail feeders please

Discussion in 'Quail' started by themadchicken, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. themadchicken

    themadchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of feeders does everyone use that helps to keep the feed in the feeder instead all over they pen? My quail are a bunch of messy little boogers!
     
  2. teradragon

    teradragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is mine..
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    The plastic rod bits stop them from scratching at the feed. I got it from my local pet feed place.
     
  3. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use a 20 lb stainless feeder, but they scratch in it:(
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you get the feeders that fit a 1 quart jar then you can cut the top off the plastic jar it comes with and slide a piece of 4" PVC or ABS over the jar (or you could slide a piece of 3" inside the jar) so you can make it hold more feed. I usually make them about three feet tall. I use those because they have openings a little smaller than a silver dollar and the quail still scratch food of it. Elevating the tray/pan/feeder a few inches so they have to reach over the edge a bit really cuts down on the food waste though. Suspended feeders (hanging from the ceiling) also work really well.
     
  5. jacksandjills

    jacksandjills Out Of The Brooder

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    if your handy. i made mine with a 4 in pvc pipe. about 3 inches up i cut 1 1/4 in holes all the way around. inside put a funnel. you can move the funnel wherever it needs to be so they have to reach for food. then put some small screws into it to hold the funnel in place.. mines mounted on a piece of plywood. it waste no feed.
     
  6. themadchicken

    themadchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a picture? I am handy and have some different size hole saws and some pipe. Zero food waste is what im looking for.
     
  7. jacksandjills

    jacksandjills Out Of The Brooder

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    i tried to get a picture but they aren't very good. i made a funnel out of a piece of sheet aluminum but a cheap plastic funnel could be cut to fit real easy. the pvc rim is not import and it was already on the pipe so i just left it
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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2014
  8. themadchicken

    themadchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you get much powder in the bottom and if so how often do you have to dump it out?
     
  9. jacksandjills

    jacksandjills Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been using it about 2 months and haven't cleaned it. i only have 7 birds in there right now though. i plan to clean it this weekend so ill find out then.


    ok i cleaned it had about an inch of powder built up. seems like a filler of some sort would take care of it.
     
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  10. practic

    practic Out Of The Brooder

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    I made one out of a 2 inch PVC pipe. Works well at keeping feed off the ground.[​IMG]
     

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