Is there away of making your own feeders and wateres for my chickens?!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Codyandme1, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2011
    I have seen a few feeders that look hand made, i have tried to make one but IT DOESNT WORK!!!please, if you have any advice on hand making one,share!!![​IMG]
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

  3. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2011
    my husband made pvc feeders and waterers for our girls. we got all our ideas from this site. search for pvc feeders or homemade feeders and you will get a ton of info
  4. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    we cut into milk or water jugs and since they are around all the time we throw them out when they get dirty and make a new one
  5. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  6. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Bixby, OK
    Quote:I made something very similar to yours recently. It works like a charm. I even cut a piece of plexiglass and mounted it in the front, so I can see how much feed is inside. (apparently, I'm too lazy to flip the lid box open and look to see how much is left.) I guess the plexiglass is more for "show" than anything.
    Mine is about 6" deep, 18" wide, and 24" tall. Inside, at the bottom, I have an angled piece of wood that directs the feed into the trough. There's about a 1" gap that the feed falls through into the trough.
    I like your style!!! Very nicely done!!!
  7. Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2011
    Quote:How do you cut it and where?
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    For a quick and easy water dispenser you can cut holes in plastic jugs then use an old pie pan or large flower pot tray to set it on. What we do for the pullets growing up. Say it's a gallon Welch's juice bottle; leave cap on, cut hole in bottom for a filling area, drill or cut small holes at the level of water you want in your pan. Fill with water then turn over quick onto the pan and voila. Just like the water cooler at the office.
  9. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    I just use dishpans. Super cheap, no building required and easy to clean.

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