Make your own - No waste - 5 gallon (25# feed) bucket feeder for about $3

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jimmywalt, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Knetiknrga

    Knetiknrga Out Of The Brooder

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    *fits in the center of the can*. Typing from my phone... creates a ton of typos, dropped punctuation, and the occasional whacky autocorrect!
     
  2. Samjoe

    Samjoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I followed the instructions at the start of this thread and made the feeder for my 6 hens. It works perfectly with no spilled feed. I don't guess I'll ever use another feeder.
     
  3. MonTXChickens

    MonTXChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you! I will check it out... when I looked at my local Lowe's, they did not have them. I wonder if different lowes carry different parts.
     
  4. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, different stores carry different items, but as I said these are generally not stocked next to the rest of the PVC as they are drainage system elbows and are slightly different sizes then the SCH 40 PVC, head around to the isle that has the black and green 'drainage' systems...

    Look for the isle that has these types of items...

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  5. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks perfect jetdog. I'm on my way to Lowe's tomorrow. and will build it like this. Simple and easy. [​IMG]
     
  6. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    Great information.. Thanks a bunch. [​IMG]
     
  7. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] That's good to know. Check out all our threads.
     
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  9. MadAngler

    MadAngler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any feed spilled. There is not one single kernal that spills out.

    I have a single kitty litter bucket with 2 elbows. I have 6 hens. They never seem to be waiting for a spot.
    For 40 hens, I would probably use 3 or 4 buckets and install 3 elbows in each bucket.


    I LOVE this system. I get zero waste and I only need to add feed about every 2 weeks.
     
  10. MadAngler

    MadAngler Chillin' With My Peeps

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