Size of hole in coturnix PVC feeder...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Trapper Luke, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in the process of making some feeders for my coturnix pens out of 3" PVC. Planning on just using a uni-bit to drill some holes for the quail to stick their head in to feed. Wasn't completely sure the size though? Big enough they won't get their head stuck but small enough to minimize feed waste as much as possible. I was leaning around bout an 1" or so? To big? To small? Let me know wat you think!

    Thanks
    Luke
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used an 1 7/8 holesaw with the holes somewhat staggered then ripped a slot down one side to make filling easier, now i use a garden water jug with a long spout to fill it, if i build new ones i'd just use the holesaw and no slot.
     
  3. nonk72

    nonk72 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used 1 1/4" hole w/ 2" pipe and they doing fine. [​IMG]
     
  4. QUAIL81

    QUAIL81 New Egg

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    i like this alot
     
  5. gilpinguy

    gilpinguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I used 2"holes in 3" pipe. Here's a video of how I did it.

    Homemade Feeder
     

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