Pvc pipe feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nordiclaura, May 24, 2019.

  1. Nordiclaura

    Nordiclaura Chirping

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    Has anyone made one using 68-70mm pipe. All the one in the US look a bigger diameter, I could be wrong though.
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    I think the norm here is 3 or 4 inches. What you have is along the lines of US 2.5" PVC.
    I use a trough I made from 4" PVC with a much narrower pipe suspended on a vinyl coated steel cord over the trough to keep the chickens from sitting over the trough or getting in it. Works great for my fermented feed.
     
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  3. Nordiclaura

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    Pipes and plumbing here seem to be 68mm or 110mm standard. I think it may be a case of trying it and seeing what happens.
     
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  4. Timothy Menezes

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    The larger pipe will hold more, which is usually a good thing. But the smaller diameter pipes should work too, you'll just have to refill it more often. This could be a good fit for you if you don't want to put much feed out at a time. It's all very dependant on what suits your needs.
     
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  5. BigBlueHen53

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    Could somebody post pics, please?
     
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  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    I have 20 birds in the coop so use several I cut the top off a gatorade bottle use that to fill them 006.jpg 005.jpg
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    There are many types of feeders made with pvc.....some would work with smaller PVC, others not... which type are you considering?
     
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  8. tpatricco

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    Are you looking at this style? https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Chicken-Feeder-1/ I'm planning to make this for my new coop. I'm using US 3" PVC 3" = 76.2 mm as someone else said, using the larger of your options would mean refilling less often. I think smaller than 3" would be kind of tiny. If you use the larger, you could just make less tubes vs. the 4 shown here - but what makes sense would really depend on how many chickens you're feeding.
     
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  9. huntersmoon

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    Here are the PVC feeders I made.

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  10. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Those are great for a couple birds Having the ones I did 4 or 6 can eat at once
    guess two is fin for a small flock
     
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