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Show me your PVC feeders

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

  1. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

    Aug 27, 2011
    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.


  2. cjexotic

    cjexotic Cj's Mandarin Ducks

    Mar 11, 2008
    Central PA
    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.

  3. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

    Aug 27, 2011
    Do you find that food collects at the bottom and gets stale?
  4. torbaynewfs

    torbaynewfs In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2010
    Owego, NY
    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 Songster

    Jun 5, 2009
    Aurora, MO
    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.


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