small homemade feederers and waterers?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sloallie10, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    I am getting chicks soon, and i was curious if you guys have and ideas for homemade feederers and waterers for like 3 chicks?
    thanks:)
     
  2. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    please?
     
  3. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    Free bakery buckets use a hole saw make sure you get the lid and get nipple waters another free bucket and you have a waterer... I use PVC pipe but you can just get 2 or 3 nipples and put then in the bottom and hang it up also people use the 2 liter soda bottles...I like the buckets

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  4. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    I make small wooden feeders. I'll try to get some pics and post them.
     
  5. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    Back view, the back board sets at an angle and goes all the way to the bottom.
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    Front view, Front board set at an angle and you leave about 3/4's of an inch between the front board and the bottom for the feed to come under it. I usually leave about 2 inches between the front board and the back board. There is a small strip that goes along the front to keep the feed in.

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    The top is just a board with 2 strips nailed to the sides of it so they overlap the feeder to hold it on. the top is stood up beside the feeder in this pic

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    end view with the top on it...

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    Hope this helps!
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010

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