Making A Hanging Feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TerrasCritters, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    I would like to find a easy, cheap way to make a hanging feeder.
    Anyone have any ideas/pictures to share?
    We have alot of 5 gallon buckets, I could use one of those, but what about the base? How would I connect the base to the bucket?

    Thank you for any help!
     
  2. saddlebags

    saddlebags Out Of The Brooder

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    I used a dog feeding pan you can buy at walmart for the base
    here is a pic
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  3. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    How does the base meet the bucket? Do you hang yours?
    I would like to get the feeders off the groud.
    Thanks
     
  4. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LEAVE ABOUT 3/4 INCH BETWEEN PAN AND UR BUCKET DRILL 4 HOLES IN THE BUCKET AND IN THE PAN AND USE A CLOTHES HANGER TO WIRE THE BASE ON, THATS WHAT I USE.
     
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  5. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to figure out how to post pictures but we have a feeder made out of PVC piping attached to the door of our coop. We saw it in the Poultry magazine once so we put one together. It's off the ground, there is also no place for them to roost on it if they even wanted to. It only allows for one or two chickens to eat at a time, but we only have 5 hens. How many do you have? You can make several if needed.
     
  6. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought a plastic feeder from the feed store for about $5.00, and used a thin piece of chain from Home Depot to hang it. Cost about .89.
     
  7. Mareloo

    Mareloo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Please follow these instructions carefully..

    Click on this link.. http://photobucket.com/register.php

    Register
    for free, in 3 easy steps by photobucket

    Upload the pics of the PVC feeder

    Under each link is a direct link category. When u click on it it will copy automatically. Come back here, right click and click.. paste..

    I NEED those pics, Please!

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  8. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want to see this pvc feeder sounds neat. giter done.lol
     
  9. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    Me too!

    Does this feeder attach from the outside?

    I was thinking today, I really REALLY need to figure out a feeder that can hang on the outside of a pen. For my quail, I know how to open it slowly and to to much so they dont spook and fly out, but when my kids want to help or I have a pet sitter, it always seems they end up having to chase down a quail. Filling the feeders from the outside for my quail would make me much happier, not loosing any of my babies.

    They already drink from water bottles, I just need to figure out something for there feed.

    And also a hanging feeder for inside my large chicken coops.

    Thanks alot!!
     
  10. Mareloo

    Mareloo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This I made today, using saddlebags pic as a revrance. It isnt built exsacly the same because I cant figure out how to wire the base to the bucket without the base leaking..

    skatcatla.. I would've preferred to buy one, much less hasel but unfortanatly non is for sale in my part of the world!

    TerrasCritters... The beauty of this design is that it hold about 20 kilogram of food at a time.. There is no way they will finish it in a day or two..
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    How does people get photos in their posts? (not just the link?)
     

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