- Aug 2, 2010
i wanted to try the pvc feeders so i planned on getting 3" pipe, when i got to lowes i put it all together how i wanted and thought maybe i could get away with 2" instead for even less feed waste (i was thinking the food was going to come right up to the hole opening) WRONG. of course before i was using mash so it would have gone thru easier, but as soon as i got the feeders set up the feed store ran out of mash and everywhere else locally only carries crumbles. so it seems like im going to end up with crumbles more often than the mash. it does not come right up to the opening like i thought, and they have a hard time reaching the food down in the pipe since its only 2"its frustrating because everything i do i seem to have to do twice!!! i know i should have gone with the 3" but i hate to have to buy everything all over again.. has anyone else used 2" and made it work? i went with the two 90 degree angles so im wondering if i go with the 45 (i think) if it will come thru better? im making 6 different feeders and each feeder is for 3 chickens max, so i dont need anything real huge. show me some pics!!