PVC pipe type DIY feeder that works?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by oguzakyuz, Mar 20, 2018.

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  1. oguzakyuz

    oguzakyuz Chirping

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    I was wondering if any one can suggest me a PVC pipe type DIY feeder that is actually well tested and works? There are many designs out there but I am pretty sure most pictures are shared before being sufficiently tested.

    I built one by myself which is basically a 3" vertical pipe followed by two 45 degree elbows but there is too much spillage and also only one chicken can eat at a time.

    I have a flock of 5 so I prefer if all of them can eat together.

    Oguz
     
  2. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Thinking of building on myself for my flock of 5 this summer. I haven't decided on a design. Curious what others will have to say.
     
  3. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

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    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN"

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    20180218_171824.jpg here is what we made. It works well for my little call ducks. It is under the covered part of my run so it doesn't get wet. :)
    I like the no waste bucket idea, but my birds all like to eat together. :lol:
     
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  5. jreardon1918

    jreardon1918 Songster

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    Here is one I like. This feeder feeds 7 hens for about 3 days. If I were to redo it, I would make the vertical part with 4" PVC and make it longer. 20171217_084453 (2).jpg
     
  6. christwodog

    christwodog Songster

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    That's pretty much what we made, but turned the 45 degree pieces angled up, so less food gets spilled. But this only works if there is no chance of rain getting in. I have 2 of these, each one with 2- 45 degree pieces, so 4 can eat at once if they want. But you know they all want to eat out of the same one, like it's got something special the others don't!
     

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