space saving feeders

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 1eyejer, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. 1eyejer

    1eyejer Songster

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    i made these feeders between the studs to free up floor space.

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  2. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    How will you fill them ?
     
  3. FisherMOM

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    good idea for meat birds.
    I would not want to keep my feed in the coop year round,
    but meaties don't last that long. [​IMG]
     
  4. Auntbeast

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    That is how I made mine. I had some flexible rubber stuff that I cut and stapled to a piece of wood to cover the top. Mine is also about 3 feet high and holds almost a 50lb bag of food.

    I'm fairly tall and don't have much problem pouring in the feed. Although, if I had a little better faith in my sawing ability, I'd probably put a wider top to ease filling.

    To put additional stuff in, you just need to slide a 2x4 down the wall. Mine could easily be partitioned to accommodate starter/grower, oyster shells, laying mash, etc.
     
  5. lux_interior

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    great idea!
     
  6. wyo-helpmeet

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    Quote:Looks like the top is open to me.

    Spiffy idea!
     
  7. FisherMOM

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    oyster shell.... now that's a good idea too!
     
  8. 1eyejer

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    Quote:indeed, these are meat birds:)
     
  9. FisherMOM

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    Quote:indeed, these are meat birds:)

    and they are mighty fine looking ones at that too!!!
     
  10. r-l-newell

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    I like the idea. I'll keep this in mind in a year or two when my son is old enough to get into 4-H so he can raise Broliers for the livestock show.

    Great idea especially since they eat like a mchine and don't care if they run over another bird to do so.

    How many meaties do you have and what size coop are they in?
     

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