Show me your PVC feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Avonlea22, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    I'm trying to decide if I want to make a gravity fed PVC feeder...the type that uses like 4" PVC that you fill at the top and the chickens eat out of a wye.

    I'd like to know why you built yours the way you did, what you'd do differently, etc.


    Thanks!
     
  2. cjexotic

    cjexotic Cj's Mandarin Ducks

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    Quote:I have those feeders and love them.. even my chicks can eat out of them with a step in front.
    It works in a small corner area and easy to maintain.
    I would do nothing differently accept maybe make them taller. But not even sure of that.


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  3. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    Do you find that food collects at the bottom and gets stale?
     
  4. torbaynewfs

    torbaynewfs Out Of The Brooder

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    I love the idea, but also wonder about the food that stays at the bottom.



    Voted for tree 35! it is AWSOME!!!!
     
  5. 70monte

    70monte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made two of the ones like cjexotic has out of 3" pvc and while I like them, my chickens would bill the food out and empty the feeders. I was using the laying pellets in these. I ended up buying a couple of the plastic hanging feeders with splines in the bowl part from TSC but they make a mess with these also. I raised these a little higher today so maybe they won't get as much of the food out. I use crumbles in these.

    Do a search for pvc feeders and you will get a lot of ideas.

    Wayne
     

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