My new double stacked feeder!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by philintheblank, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. philintheblank

    philintheblank Out Of The Brooder

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    i got the idea from another post on the forum who made a pvc waterer.

    material list

    8 feet of 3" abs pipe
    2 'y' fittings
    2 45 degree elbows
    3 3" caps
    1 3" plywood plug

    i used wood screws to hold it together so i can take it apart if i need to clean it.
    also the plug is a snug fit made out of plywood so if there is a clog in the pipe i can remove it.

    this is where the food is put it. cut the hole with a holesaw, then widened it with a sawsall and roofing tar to seal it.
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    this is the 1st tier, used a sawsall to cut the top of the pipe
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    this is the bottom tier, same setup
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  2. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    Looks cool, but what do you mean by tier? They look the same. [​IMG]

    Also, how do you get the feed in? It's on the roof!
     
  3. philintheblank

    philintheblank Out Of The Brooder

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    tier is just another word for level [​IMG]

    and yup, the 1st pic is of the spout where i dump in the feed, it holds about 10 pounds of feed, and so far i havnt seen a single cumb on the
    ground around the feeder, im stoked about that the last feeder i had the chicks could beak out loads of food if i over filled it.
     
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  4. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was planing on one of these for my coop but it just did not happen. i wanted to make the pipe on the roof look like a chimney [​IMG]
     
  5. msf

    msf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice this is a pretty slick feeder
     
  6. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would love to see a pict or two of the whole coop .... [​IMG]
     
  7. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my last post i forgot to mention that i do love your design and i think it is very creative of you to do a double stack one [​IMG] oh and i also would love to see more pictures of your coop [​IMG]
     
  8. philintheblank

    philintheblank Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the great feedback! here are some more pics of my coop.

    theres the coop
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    Roost and poop board
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    nest boxes
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    View fromt he nest boxes
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  9. Hammond Egger

    Hammond Egger Out Of The Brooder

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    Nifty....how many chickens do you feed from that?
     
  10. philintheblank

    philintheblank Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 hens, takes a little less than a week to drain it although i fill it about every 3 days just to make sure they dont run out
     

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