Rookie feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jolly wattles, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So made a feeder for our hens and was wondering if the feed will automatically fill both troughs? Or should we suspend it from the roof so my wife can give it a little shake? [​IMG]
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    The chickens will have the feed from one end to the other in a little while. I tried feeders similar to this----the chickens dumped most of the feed on the ground. Good Luck!
     
  3. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well crap. Thought this design prevented that
     
  4. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can they dump it out if it's secured to a wall?
     
  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Might Not!! Might! You seen the 3 or 4" pipes with the Y connector on the bottom the chickens can eat out of?? A friend build 6 to 8 one day and filled them up----the next day the chickens had all the feed dumped on the ground----they just flipped it out. After a few weeks He had to quit using them or just pour in what the chickens can eat in one day. My chickens will dump a lot out of their hanging feeders. Sure I hear of some that says they do not have that problem.
     
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  6. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well its gotta beat the pie pan my wife uses now lol. The 2 leghorns just scratch it all out. I work out of town a lot and got bored at the hotel so I made it in the parking lot. We have 9 hens total.
     
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  7. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you serious?? You can wrap the feed trough part with 2x4" wire to stop them from scratching it plus keep it high enough they can not get their feet in it.
     
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  8. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was talking about the pie pan on the ground my wife currently uses which is why I said this design has to be better than that
     
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    Hope it will work!!
     
  10. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I appreciate your effort , it looks great but...

    We tried making a few different pvc feeders.. none of them worked well. The seeds bunged it up and it stopped flowing down. Ours didn't make it out of the garage ,hubby said it needed an auger and I shut the project down .

    We use plastic rain gutters for our hens . Raised off the ground in a wooden holder hubby made so they scratch the ground while they eat , it actually looks pretty funny!!
     

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