PVC Chicken Feeder DIY

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PatchtoTable, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. PatchtoTable

    PatchtoTable Out Of The Brooder

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    An upgraded version of the PVC gravity pipe feeder

    I have posted all the DIY details on the BYC feeder page here

    This has really taken the hassle out of chicken keeping - no mess or waste, keeps rats out and the grain dry.

    Enjoy!

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  2. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it!! :) so cute!
     
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  3. JurassicBawk

    JurassicBawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the hard work that went into that tutorial. This weekend I'll be working on the deluxe house my dad is building my chickens, and this will be perfect. I'll be making a trip for supplies and will update the thread if I manage to get it built soon. :)
     
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  4. PatchtoTable

    PatchtoTable Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome - be great to see some pics when its done.
     
  5. 0die

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    how does it keep rats out?
     
  6. PatchtoTable

    PatchtoTable Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a cap you can put on at night - if that rats are agile enough to get in.

    Initially I thought the shape would make it hard for rats to get in - but I found that rats can be pretty persistent (and agile) - so I added the cap to stop this.

    It also stops spillage - so that it doesn't attract rats in the first place.

    More info here if your interested
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016

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