Making Feeder...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AccentOnHakes, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    I was thinking I would just use one of those half-gallon cartons you get milk in, cut off the bottom, add some holes, and put it on a Frisbee. The only thing is...how do I get it stuck to the Frisbee? I'm worried they might try to eat the Super-Glue or something.
     
  2. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could cut little flaps that you could duct tape down to hold the milk carton in place. (does that make sense)?


    We made one out of a plastic cat litter box....
    We cut out the bottom of one box to use as the tray and cut out the bottom corners of the other one for the food to come out of. We cut the tray part in half and taped it at each end of the open corners.

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  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Quote:Ehhh...kinda makes sense, not really.
     
  4. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ehhh...kinda makes sense, not really.

    I am going to try and make one for you and post a picture of it if I can find a milk jug.
     
  5. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok I took some pictures...

    This is the flap where the food would come out (you could do it on each side)
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    just a picture of the whole jug
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    I put the jug on a plate just to use as your Frisbee. You could use a very small screw and screw the jug to the Frisbee from the bottom(it would go into the jug) and just duct tape the flap down.
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    Just an idea!
     
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  6. weirdmuse

    weirdmuse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just shoot a couple of coarse thread drywall screws up through the fris..... um... flying disc into the milk carton. should hold fine.
     
  7. HappyHatcher

    HappyHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Groovy great idea for a home-made feeder - I would just CUT the flaps off the sides- my girls are busy bodies and the tape would just be one more thing for them to "get into" [​IMG]
     
  8. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats a good idea also. I agree, just cut off the flap.
     
  9. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Quote:Thats a good idea also. I agree, just cut off the flap.

    <---Too lazy to really ask parents for help/they won't help me with anything but the money and the coop. Soo...maybe i could just make the flaps extra long and tape them to the bottom?
     
  10. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got any smaller buckets laying around? 2-3 gallon sized would work well. You'd need to drill pretty big holes about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the bucket all the way around it, few smaller holes in the very bottom, some nuts and bolts to fit the smaller holes in the bottom and attatch the frisbee to the bottom, makes it easy to come apart to clean them. Personally I used galvinized steel dog dishes I got from walmart for $3 each, drilled smaller holes in the bottom of that to match up where I drilled the smaller holes in the bottom of the bucket and attatch it that way. I wouldn't trust any tape to hold a feeder together, that feed is dusty and its heavy, even duct tape wouldn't last long.
     

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