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large quanity feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by aznewbe, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. aznewbe

    aznewbe In the Brooder

    Jan 25, 2007
    Hello, I am new to this site but is sure is helpfull.[​IMG] We had some chickens when we lived in MT and we used a 6' length of 10" pvc pipe. Then cut out a hole in the side at one end. this we stuck in a 4 inch high rubber grain bucket that was about 12" in diameter. We wired the pipe to the wall for stability. This worked great an would hold 1-2 bags of feed at a time.
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    Welcome to the forum!

    Your feeder sounds great... exactly like something I need to build to replace my existing feeder. Do you have any pictures? If you email them to me I'll post them on the BYC.com site! [email protected]
  3. aznewbe

    aznewbe In the Brooder

    Jan 25, 2007
    sorry we had it a while ago and did not take any pics. I might make another one for this coup if i dont find anything else and if I do i will post the pictures.
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    My current feeder design, while very hokey / hacked together holds about half a bag of feed, which lasts my 7 girls for a week and a half. My next design will:

    1) Hold more feed
    2) Be easier to refill. Right now I need to take the feeder out, fill, and replace. Hopefully I can leave it in place and remove a lid to simply pour in the feed.
    3) Be somewhat suspended to help minimize easy access by rodents
  5. aznewbe

    aznewbe In the Brooder

    Jan 25, 2007
    that design is very easy to fill, just pour in the bag. If you screw the rubber bottom to the feeder you could probly suspend it. floor space is one reason i am thinking of trying something diffrent this time.
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    I hate to show this... it is ugly but super functional:


    Goal: Hold a lot of food, be cheap & use parts around the house, use the small feeder outlet to preserve small footprint on floor.
  7. cindydj

    cindydj Songster

    Jan 16, 2007
    Love that big feeder. What would we do without duct tape? I even bough some camo duct tape this year!
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member Premium Member 11 Years

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    A local farm supply had a sale on feeders, so I currently have a 40# and a 30# for feed and a 30# for oyster shell. I like to be able to take one bag out and bring an empty bag back to the trash. AZ, I do like the idea of the PVC one and Nifty, I LOVE the Duct tape!!! Whoo!
    D-U-C-T-T-A-P-E!!! Duct Tape Duct Tape!
  9. Royal Oaks Ranch

    Royal Oaks Ranch In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2007
    Northern Calif

    Here is my cheap oversized feeder... Garbage can with lid Walmart
    Holds over 200 lbs...

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