My NEW feeders!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hooligan, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Ok, so after Lucas and I making some bucket nest boxes I talked him into helping me make two new feeders for less waste. We were using a big tub that had their seed block and their pellets in it but after seeing how the new cheepers wreak havoc in it I thought I'd give in and put some hanging feeders back up.
    We made two, one for pellets and one for crumbles (bc we have anotehr cross beak and several young chickens).
    Here's the finished product, I will be hanging and filling them tomorrow [​IMG]





    Buckets: free
    20" Bottoms: $3.66 each
    Nuts/Bolts: .98 cents
    1" wood drill bit: $2.67
  2. That is a great idea. Looks much nicer than the store-bought ones. Thanks for the pics. i may try to make one myself.
  3. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Songster

    May 23, 2008
    very nice feeders!!
  4. krjwaj

    krjwaj Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Apex, NC
    Nice work!! [​IMG]
  5. Now can't you make a waterer the same way, but instead with multiple wholes at the bottom, just one hole?!
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Quote:Yes you can....I just haven't figured out how to bolt them to the base. I could use a rubber washer or something as a seal, but in the event that the seal leaks it would be one heckuva mess. So instead, I just place the bucket and base on a couple paver stones inside the coop.
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Lookin good!

    Doing the same for water would work fine IF and that's a big if, you can get a good strong vaccume in the bucket. Like using the bucket upside down, but then deal with having to figure how to fill it.
  8. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    I think there are directions for making a waterer on the main BYC page...
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    NICE JOB!!! Very professional looking and I love the recycle!! Very chic "green"! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Very nice!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: