safe feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cjb, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. cjb

    cjb Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay I can not believe that no one has made a feeder to keep outside that nasty field mice can get into. I know GrandPa's but it is too expensive to be practical. Any body have something that is secure and able to feed the chicks?????
     
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about a treadle feeder?

    ETA: Won't work for chicks when they are still small, a chick and a mouse weigh about the same.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built my own grandpas feeder, It was very easy to make and worked fantastically. It was all wood with a good finish and paint and under a cover.
     
  4. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about this setup?

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  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    cjb Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 70 chickens. (yes I need to join chickens annonymous) I don't know how many I would have to have built. How much food do they hold?
     
  7. clanreed

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    We chose a trigger style feeding system for our chicks to make the feed inaccessible to mice. We purchased our triggers from a BYC member (rockhaven) who also sells them on ebay. We have one in the coop and one out in the run. The chicks took to it very quickly. They peck at the trigger and a bit of feed falls out for them to gobble up.

    Here is a another thread about the feeder https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=533758&p=3 and here is a video of the trigger in use(not mine) .

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    Take care,
    Shannon

    edited to add video link
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

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