Old Tires for a Feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wheeler Farms Chickens, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Wheeler Farms Chickens

    Wheeler Farms Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three old tires that I need to do something with. Could I cut them in half and use them as feeder for my chickens?
     
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep.
     
  3. Spoiled1_629

    Spoiled1_629 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is an ingenious idea!!! Go for it!
     
  4. shelleen

    shelleen Out Of The Brooder

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    I have hens who prefer them for egg-laying! Go figure...give them a nice nest box & they use an old tire!

    Using as a feeder sounds like a good idea to me.......
     
  5. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I'm going to say do your homework first. One of the problems with tires is the heavy metals they contain and the petroleum and whatever other nasties they might be harboring. This stuff leaches out. So the question is, how much will these leach out in to the feed sitting in that porous container.
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yep. That's what I used when I first got chickens years ago. It makes a great feeder. [​IMG]
     

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