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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ellagrace, Oct 6, 2010.
I need some ideas of feeders. Can you please help me.
I don't have a picture. But, I made a feeder using a hog pan a five gallon bucket and a blot with a nut. $6 inplace of $20. I cut about a quarter round the way of the bucket taking about one inch high off. Then I attached the pan to the bucket with one bolt so that you spin the bucket and feed comes out all the way 'round. works pretty good so far!
Here's a page with the entries for the latest feeder and waterer contest. Most have some detail on cost and how to build them: https://www.backyardchickens.com/chicken-coop-water-feeder.html
I used all recycled items for my coop, run and feeder. I chose to use a piece of rain gutter (with end caps) mounted on a piece of wood that is about twice as wide (mostly so they couldn't tip it over) and then set it on appropriately raised bricks. Then I wrapped some 2 x 4 wire fencing over the top so they wouldn't waste any but could easily reach their food. It works AWESOME If you are interested, I can take a picture tomorrow.
I've made two: one in the yard for those chickens who don't sleep in the Big Coop, and one in the Big Coop.
The yard feeder is a 5 gal bucket with holes in the sides at the bottom, bolted to a 20" plastic potted plant saucer.
The one in the Big Coop is this one:
It takes up very little space. I've since moved it to the opposite wall because I needed to place a covered kitty litter box as a nesting box in that corner. (Perfect timing too, as a broody hen took it over and hatched four chicks in it 2 days ago!)