Show me your Emu Feeders

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Irine, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Irine

    Irine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having a dilemma, my goats get in to everything and steal Emus feed.Would like to see that type of feeders are you using [​IMG] Please share with a newbie
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    With all the critters I have it can be frustrating keeping them all out of the emus feeder. i use a deep hook over the fence horse feeder, drill some holes around the edge of the feeder. I take a piece of hog panel or goat panel depending on how spaced the holes are in the wire ( you need something the emus can put their head in but not the goats) , cut a piece to fit over the feeder and zip tie it using the holes I drilled. I then either make a stand with a hang over roof or attach the feeder where water wont get in it. I have also thought about taking 2 horse feeders, using one like suggested above with the holes drilled all the way around, but turning the 2nd one upside down matching the bottom one and then cutting a long key hole at the front edge. Drill holes to match the bottom feeder and zip tie the 2 together, that way the emu can stick it's head in but goats and such can not and my llamas, have narrow faces, won't be able to reach down in it that far and no water gets in either.
     
  3. bensteph821

    bensteph821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had to separate our emu and other animals cause we could not figure this out!! Good luck!
     
  4. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, I use a hang on fence "horse feeder" as well...just up high enough so nobody else can get into it...and the Emu's can easily reach it..works great.
     
  5. iwanteverything

    iwanteverything New Egg

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    I am having the same problem but I hung a bucket on the fence just out of the goats reach but my emu won't eat it if it's not on the ground. But then the goats get into it :( can you post pics of your feeders?
     
  6. birdeo

    birdeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fortiflex SF-6 Small Feeder, 5 qt. Capacity can be found at tractor supply and most farm supply stores.


    Can hang them high enough to keep goats out but nothing keeps the squirrels out !
    Have to let the birds eat all they want then take the feeders up & put safely away in a metal garbage can, then bring them back out in a few hours. If we don't do this the squirrels will eat AND poop and pee in them .
    Raccoons are a problem too, mama coons and their kits ... this time of year... will get into the feeders all day during the day also.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016

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