milk jugs as feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by slystr, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. slystr

    slystr Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Dallas TX
    what would be wrong with cutting the top off milk jugs so that the handle is still useable and the hole went down about half way or more for smaller chicks( i;m thinkin 5-7 weeks) and filled that up with food. would that work or am I missing something obvious? wouldn't be the first time.
  2. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    That could work, But they would jump into the jug and try to scratch the feed out. It also could tip over.
  3. prariechiken

    prariechiken Songster

    Feb 9, 2007
    We have a two year old, so milk jugs are plentiful around the farm. I use em as water jugs for adult birds, so I guess you could use em as feeders, just be sure to wire em up or attatch them to a square of plywood to keep your birds from tipping them over and spilling them.
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes you can use them for feeders.ive cut the bottom off an used it as a feeder for a hen thats penned up.but you need to secure it to something so they wont turn it over.
  5. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    I love the idea of "re-inventing" used items. I use milk jugs for lots of things: feed scoops, "houses" for my rats, re-fill them with rain water from the barrel outside to water plants...pretty much anything. As long as they are secured and can't tip over, they'd be great feeders.

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