Making a feeder for the inside of chicken coop.. need some ideas.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by somissemilyy, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Coldwater, MS
    Okay, so we are building a new chicken coop, because our other one we did have caught fire and burned down.
    Anyways, we are bulding this coop waaayy bigger this time and I was wanting to put a feeder in the inside. I will be raising chickens from baby chicks, which I have always wanted to do!
    I saw a picture of a feeder from a PVC pipe, it was standing straight up with a little spout where the chickens could get food. It doesn't have to be like that I just saw a picture like it a while back. But anyways, I was wanting to put a feeder in the inside of my coop, but I need some ideas.
    Thanks so much!
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011

  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    How big does it need to be?
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  4. dweder

    dweder Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Glen Ellyn, Illinois
    I use baby pig feeders. Sold at all feed stores.

  5. warriorchick

    warriorchick In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    for a while i used one i built out of an old hub cap, a small piece of corrugated tin, and some wire. I fastened the corrugated tin in a tube and then hung the hub cap below it with wire so there's about an inch gap between the end of the tube and the hub cap. (i made sure to bend the edges of the metal in so the chickens wouldn't get cut on the sharp edges) fill the tube from the top, and it automatically refills as they eat. Hang it anywhere as well and they won't try to sit on it. initially i found that they pushed too much feed out of the feeder without actually eating it so I also made a little ring of wooden blocks to act as little barriers that keep them from pushing too much out. hope that makes sense- sorry i don't have a pic to show you.
  6. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Coldwater, MS
    Well I have seen one before that looked like a PVC pipe sitting up and down but there was a way that the chickens could get feed though, thanks for you suggestions!
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop

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