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Look what I did during naptime today!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ZombieChickens, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most days while my daughter naps, I clean or do laundry. Today, I was feeling more ambitious. 'Cause I made a feeder for my new coop:

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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] great job!

    Wished i could feed my flocks with that kind of feeder,but i have to many birds [​IMG]
     
  3. shadowman

    shadowman Out Of The Brooder

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    Nap time's are great! I have a 14 month old boy, and his nap time is when I've been building a new coop! I think I can have it finished by spring! I'll have to build a feeder like trhat for it,,,or maybe a couple.
     
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats great. [​IMG] How much feed can you put in there?
     
  5. RIBill

    RIBill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of building or buying a hopper-type feeder. I want something that's thin but wide and can hold a 40 lb. bag of food. My goals may be too lofty. [​IMG]
     
  6. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will need to make the front higher or you will have most of your feed on the floor. I know from experiance. It must be higher then the opening for the chute.
     
  7. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure how much feed is going to fit...I just kinda built it with wood scraps. So the front piece is as high as the opening (it doesn't really look like it from the pic)....is it still going to spill? I wasn't going to use it until I have the new coop ready, and I don't want to be disappointed when the "big day" comes! [​IMG]
    NEW COOP!!!!!!!
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  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job!!
     
  9. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job! I felt the need to to this one day as well and I ended up just short of successful and I think you may as well. Your front panel may have to extend further down to staunch the flow (if you will) of feed that will come down. You really only will want a very small opening, otherwise lots of feed will pour out. I figured this out after pouring 50lbs of feed in [​IMG]
     
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Job! [​IMG]
    Looks good, I must agree with krcote. After 'sitting a few chooks, and using a continuous refill feeder, we successfully finished 70lb in one go..[​IMG]
     

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