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Modified Chick Feeders

Discussion in 'Quail' started by FeelFree, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. FeelFree

    FeelFree In the Brooder

    May 29, 2014
    Everett, WA
    So I thought I would share my experience with chick feeders. It didnt take me long to figure I would have to come up with something. 6 quail could spill/scratch out 1/2 the feed in a quart feeder in just one day. So I dug around my shop and found that a 2" pvc pipe almost fit into the plastic quart container. Cut a piece about 1.5 inches (maybe it was 2 inches) off the 2 inch pvc. Then sanded the inside rim of the quart container to make it fit. After that you just need to set the height to let out the amount of feed you want.

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  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member 7 Years


    What a great idea. I hate when they waste the feed. Appreciate your sharing this! I think it will work on my hooligan chicks as well as it does on your quail.
  3. I did the same thing with an Excedrine bottle. I cut off the top and bottom, then cut a small 'v' on two sides of the bottle. I enlarged the size of the 'v' until I got a good feed flow.
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  4. Invision

    Invision Chirping

    Jul 24, 2014
    Washington, Kitsap County
    I did something similar, but then found the fermented feed post. Never going back to dry feed.

    Would if I had 50+ birds but think the most will be 30 come summer time.

    That should also work well for a larger feeder too. I swear the people that make these feeders are working with the people that make the feed. Just so we have to buy more feed... sneaky little devils, notice they made the drinker nipples, but that's only because water is basically free... anyways good vid.

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