Making my own drop feeders from drain pipe today !!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by luvmy33chicks, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure someone else has done this. I saw it before with pvc but that stuff is triple the price of drain pipe and fittings.
    Anyone interested I will post pics and how to for you.
     
  2. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure would love to see the pictures [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  3. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soo sorry
    never got to do this
    was building a run that took me longer than i thought it would
    now im really sick
    maybe i can do it this weekend
     
  4. Chicks4MyFamily

    Chicks4MyFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is the feeder my husband made and it works perfectly! We tried making the one where there is a bend in the pipe tried the 60 and 90 degree but none of them flowed properly. This one works so great because no flow issues. The base is just a cap for a 6" pipe screwed to the side. You can use any diff size pipe depending no how much feed you want to be able to fill.

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  5. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Some times simpler is better, huh?

    Might I ask what sort of door you use on your coop? Our current guillotine style door is starting to warp a tad (still slides, but I can already tell it's only a matter of time before)
     
  6. Hunter0704

    Hunter0704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love, Love the feeder idea!!!! Takes up very little space in the run! Did your hubby make a similar type for a waterer? Would like to know and see pics if so.
     
  7. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck with yours, here is ours

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  8. ROCKIN R FARM

    ROCKIN R FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of the feeders are great ideas. Does the food stay dry when it rains chicks4myfamily? The one I was given from a friend gets wet when ever it rains. I am going to see how it does this time around sense we added some tarps to the side of the pens. Before never failed I would fills it up a bit and then that night it would rain. The forecast would only be liked 20% chance lol. I will get pics of mine and u will see what I am talking about.
    Deana
     
  9. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooh, love these! [​IMG] I'm picturing one of these in my duck pen. Thanks!
     

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