Is this hanging feeder too high?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CandiceN, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to hang the feeder now that we're doing deep litter, so I put a couple heavy duty screws in the ceiling beams of the coop and used welded wire (similar to hardware cloth wire) and carabiners to hang it. It looks like it's about neck height, but the girls seem to be able to get into it easily. Does this look alright? It was higher but I lowered it to here. I can replace the wire w/chain if necessary - I just worked with what I had! Is it safe like this?

    Thanks!

    (I had 2 hens in the nesting boxes. They were not impressed that I was in their way, lol [​IMG] )

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    UPDATED: I lowered it a bit, they went crazy eating as soon as I walked away, so I guess they approve! I am going to replace the wire with chain though. I was fixing it and the wire just slid off the carabiner, dropping the food bin on my foot. I have it nice and tight for now, but I'm guessing it will loosen with the swinging and I don't want them getting hurt. Chain is cheap, I don't mind [​IMG]

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  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks great to me and seems to be the perfect height!
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    looks great
     
  4. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That height is just perfect, you will see very little waste.
     
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  5. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it might be a little to high
     
  6. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Should be fine and they can not scatter it that way, sometimes it is funny to see them scratch their feet while trying to dig in the food with their beak at a hanging feeder [​IMG]
     
  7. billl2099

    billl2099 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:i agree it's to high about 3"
     
  8. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would probably lower it a tad bit so that the metal rim is at chest level.

    I like the idea of using the Tity Cat container!


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  9. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In most articles i have seen it says no higher than the backs of the chickens
     
  10. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking it looked a bit high, like she could barely get her neck over the rim. I'll go out later and lower it a few inches.

    Thanks!
     
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