Little question about PVC feeder...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bburn, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    My DH is working out of state and I have had many projects that I am trying to do while he is gone (as in he can't stop me, lol).
    Built the chicken tractor...yeah, me!

    Then I wanted a PVC feeder. I put it together and mounted it inside the coop....don't want it to get rained in.

    My question is: does it need to slant down just a little? I did not, and am thinking that it needs a bit of a slant for the feed to flow into the pipe with the hole in it......right?

    Thanks for any help....theprojectqueen:clap
     
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Yes, a more open elbow should help it slide down into the feeder part.
     
  3. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Thanks....looks like a little adjusting is in order......
     
  4. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    You will probably find that a 45 degree elbow works better than a 90 degree elbow.
     
  5. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    After buying what I needed and putting it together and THEN telling my husband he told me there were all kinds of PVC stuff out in the open shed (that I am scared to walk into)....will have to check it out anyway and see what is out there...maybe I will find what I need.
    Thanks...
     

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