Mega Feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RicLec, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. RicLec

    RicLec New Egg

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    Hi Folks, I have 48 chickens and 16 ducks. It seemed like I was filling feeding bowls all the time. I looked around on the site here and found this design. Thank you!!! https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-wood-chicken-feeder

    I took the design and built a bigger version that holds 10 - 50# bags. 500#'s should last me about a month. I also have a problem with deer eating all the feed. The birds access the feed from under the shade structure - out of reach for the deer!!! Behind it you can see my coop and duck house. Here's some picsb of the hopper.
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Is the only access to the feed the top of the feeder?
     
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  3. RicLec

    RicLec New Egg

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    No - The birds have the feed tray sticking out and protruding about 5" under the shade structure. That is so the deer can't get to it. Here's some pics.
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