PCV Feeder with Dustpan

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jazzpurr, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the larger, easier to assembly version [​IMG]

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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    wow!!..what a great idea!...i just showed the pic to my husband..he may try to make it for me now..[​IMG]....thanks, Wendy
     
  3. punkin

    punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very impressive. I'm gonna show that to my DH, too.
     
  4. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is that that you used for the bowl that the food pours into?
     
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    cool plan! mind if i steal that? [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh duh! A dustpan, I just reread the post title
     
  7. Pullet Pimp

    Pullet Pimp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good! But keep us posted on how much spillage you have from them billing it out and perching on the pan. It appears to me that you have the potential of wasting a lot of feed.
     
  8. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes..spills are a problem if you don't get the height right. I just lowered
    the bottom piece into the pan further.

    If I could find a Half-round bowl I think it would work better.

    Another good fix is to have the dustpan tilt upward slightly. It's amazing
    how a little adjustment makes a big difference in spills.

    Enjoy.
     
  9. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't seen them on the pan. I suppose an accidental crash into
    it from them rough-housing might be a problem but the Orps are so big now
    they wouldn't fit on it.

    I am going to try some more versions. I'll keep it updated.
     
  10. mfranti

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    If I could find a Half-round bowl I think it would work better.

    i was thinking that you could cut a pot saucer? (one of them things you put under your potted plants to collect water) in half and use that.​
     

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