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Need ideas for when I go on vacation please!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by deapot2, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. deapot2

    deapot2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going on vacation in about 2 weeks. I will be gone for 2 weeks. I have a flock of about 11 adult chickens, 6 adult ducks, 9 juvenile turkeys, and over a dozen little baby chicks and ducks. I'd planned ahead (or so I thought) with building an inverted PVC pipe feeder that I assumed would last about 3 days with feed. When I tested it the other day, the gluttons downed the ENTIRE thing in one day.

    Now I am freaking out. I have no idea how to make their food last for 4-5 days while I am gone. I do have someone that is willing to check on them once or twice to feed and water. But everything I have found for food and waterers doesn't appear to be able to last.

    Does anyone have ANY ideas?? Please!
     
  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much feed did the pvc feeder hold? Did the birds waste a lot of feed by dumping it on the ground?

    It seems a good feeder design to prevent *waste* is the DIY 5-gallon bucket with the 90-degree drain/waste-water elbow. It holds around 25 pounds of feed. Maybe you could make multiples of this type of feeder?

    What are you doing for water?

    Ed
     
  3. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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