Metal trough feeders for cages

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailmale, May 26, 2011.

  1. quailmale

    quailmale Songster

    I see them on some pictures and videos, anyone know where to find metal trough feeders that hang on outside of wire cages. [​IMG]
    I've tried to google it but must be useing wrong words for search, thanks
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I'm not sure what people use but you could either make some yourself or use a metal chick feeder with the top off. Just make a 'rack' on the outside of your cage to set it on.
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    You Can Buy Them In A Myraid Of Sizes/ Lengths At Any Tsc And Many Feed Stores
  6. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    East Tennessee
    I made a set of breeding pens out of an old book shelf and wanted a feeder like that. I got some 3'' pvc and cut it in half. I had two panels and then cut them in half and capped the ends. It works great, plus it's cheaper than metal... Oh, and if you want to buy it you could possibly use the goat trough TSC sells.
  7. Little_Bigfoot

    Little_Bigfoot Songster

    Feb 1, 2011
    i used the metal ones for a bit, you will find your going to have a lot more feed waste because they like to scratch at it and "dust bathe" in it, i have used that type, the mason jar type and the hanging poultry feeder and the hanging feeder has almost no waste where as the metal one you are intrested in has the most waste in my opinion.
  8. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Songster

    I use feed troughs for my quail.I have them housed in 1x2 welded wire cages with the troughs hung on the outside.This is the best thing I have done.I have very minimal waste now.The holes are the perfect size for them to stick their heads through to eat but not able to scratch or dust!!! I literally cut my feed use in half. I feed 200 pounds of feed a week,down from almost 500 pounds!I never realized there was so much waste.Each of my pens is 5 foot long.I use 2 troughs across the front. Cutler's has them in a 3 pk for $20.These same troughs can be used for auto watering also as it has the holes in the end for the float valve.
  9. quailmale

    quailmale Songster

    Quote:The ones on that page are all plastic, but thanks
  10. quailmale

    quailmale Songster

    Quote:How do they dust bathe in it? they hang on the outside of the cage.........thanks anyway

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