Plastic vs Metal?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by leight54, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. leight54

    leight54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't decide if I should get a plastic feeder and waterer, or metal. I only need smallish ones, since I only have 2 hens (Chicken math is not a danger, these are "secret" chickens, and I don't want to press my luck! [​IMG] )

    What are some pros and cons of each? I think I'll be hanging them in the run, under that coop, at least for the summer.
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    I like plastic better so that it does not rust and there are never sharp edges to chance a chicken getting cut
  3. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2010
    land of the sun
    i have a metal waterer that i love, its a 3 gallon and i have not had any problems. my feeder is a home made bucket feeder that is okay but if i found a cheap metal one i would most likely buy it.
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    One of the draw backs to a metal waterer is that you can't add Apple Cider Vinegar to them...that is if you want to...

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