Small feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Booswalia, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Booswalia

    Booswalia Songster

    With only 3 or 4 chickens I find the smallest commercial feeder to be a bit large. I want to keep it inside my coop and the coop is only 4' by 4' so I'm thinking a smaller feeder.

    What do others use for a small feeder? Any do-it-yourself ideas? I would like for it to hang or perhaps fasten to the inside of the door as long as it's not too heavy.
  2. SheltonDHW

    SheltonDHW In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2009
    Shelton, WA
    There is a great thread on here, about using PVC pipe to make a feeder. One member shows a picture of theirs mounted in a U shape around the bottom of the coop window (that is how they mounted it for space conservation). It looked really great and could be mounted anywhere on the wall.

    Here is a link to the topic:

    Here is a link to the picture I mention - it is on the last page right now:

    Hope this helps!
  3. City Farmgirl

    City Farmgirl Hatching

    Apr 26, 2009
    Within a town of 13,000
    I'm also seeking a good solution. I have Eglu Cube for my three banties. I wanted to offer oyster and grits in its own containers, not mixed in with feed. I'm stuck on SMALL feeder and yet "protected" from weather. It won't be very sheltered (next to door).

    ... stratching my head in effort to dig out ANY ideas...

  4. City Farmgirl

    City Farmgirl Hatching

    Apr 26, 2009
    Within a town of 13,000
    PVC pipes is one of very very few idea I saw that just might work out for me. Maybe I should just walk through plumbing section at Menards to get inspirations. If... I could squish pipe into more oval shape and cut a hole or two on the side (not on the top)- that just might work for me.

    I'm now thinking of any plastic containers that can be recycled.... well cleaned out dishsoap bottle? Salad dressing bottle? What other containers similar to that? Cut a hole and then get plastic hot enough to shape plastic a little so rain won't run into oyster/grit as much. Hummm, I think my creavitiy juice is finally flowing! I ought to check my pantry to see what I have! I could always use plastic ties to attach it to cage.
  5. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
  6. jsimplytx125

    jsimplytx125 Chirping

    Feb 28, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    I offer grit from a large tuna can screwed into the cage wall. Small and cheap!
  7. pjfarm

    pjfarm Hatching

    Aug 27, 2009
    I use a 2 or 3 hole baby pig feeder. Think I got at Amazon, not sure.[​IMG]
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    I found a small and a medium size wall mounted feeder (Metal) at the farmer's coop store...
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC

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