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My new awesome feeder!!!Lota pics!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicken_angler, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    We built this feeder after we tried many other options. It is based on Rob's design. It holds exactly a bag of feed.

    Here it is--
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    Chicken eating--
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    Before we put the front board and the trough on--
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    Without a lid--
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    Trough--
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    Trough corner--(we put these pieces of wood on each side)
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    This board went into the middle for support--
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    The only thing we are going to change is on the trough, the chickens flick a lot of fodd out so tonight we are going to put a thin board across the trough so it will eliminate this problem! Hope you enjoy!! It was pretty easy to build. The entire constuction of this was took about 2 nights. The board is 3/4 thick.

    Cody!!
     
  2. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Also you can see the piece along the bottom in the third pic of the board we put in at an angle. It helps pour the feed out better!

    Cody!!
     
  3. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    So the bottom board is angled to slide the fed to the front? DO I understand it right? If so, I think I get it!! I might get working on one of these this week!!
     
  4. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    You got it! If you have the tools, it is pretty easy to make!
     
  5. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like your feeder design! And thanks for the step-by-step photos showing how it's constructed... even I might be able to build one! Best of all, I think I have enough scrap wood left over from doing two coops and a run.
     
  6. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great feeder. Is it screwed to the wall, or is it free standing? (Could it be free standing with that angled board to push the feed to the trough?) Also, approximately how big did you make it (L x W x H)? Exact measurements aren't necessary, but approximate size would help me out. Finally, how are you going to put the thin board on the trough to stop them from flicking food around everywhere? Sorry for all the questions, but I'm thinking I might just have to build one of these. Thanks!
     
  7. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Just curious do you need a feeder that holds a whole sack of feed? 50 or even 25 pounds is a lot of feed to have sitting there for weeks on end.

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2008
  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    very nice Idea indeed, i love homemade products.[​IMG]


    Omran
     
  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    If you were to lower the front board the level of feed in the trough would be lower, and you would not have near the amount of billing out.
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:Its not necessary to have a feeder that will hold that much, but it does make it so you wont need another bin to hold the remainder of the feed.
     

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