Question about 5 gallon bucket feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by puss58, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. puss58

    puss58 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I've seen the instructions on how to make one, but it looks like most folks use crumbles in the feeder. I only feed my girls pellets. I imagine they would work too and would like to know if anyone has a suggestion as to how big the holes should be?

    Thanks,
    Carol
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Are you talking about this type of feeder? My holes are about 2-1/2".
     
  3. puss58

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    No, the one I was looking to make has a saucer on the bottom similar to this one

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  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a hanging bucket feeder and bolted a large plastic plant water pan on the bottom. I cut five 2" holes at the bottom - on the sides of the bucket so, it will hold a full 5 gallons of pellets. With the lid on top, the feed stays clean and dry. It works great for our turkeys.
     
  5. puss58

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    Terrific! Thanks so much for your help!
     

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