Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lyds, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. lyds

    lyds Hatching

    May 27, 2008
    I'm still working on an idea for a feeder. Currently there is some major wasting and spilling going on in my coop.
    I only have three hens...and I'm a student with not much cash..
    Any suggesting on making a feeder that will decrease waste? That isn't to large..
    Are there any good..inexpensive feeders on the market??
  2. normajean

    normajean Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    I would suggest a milk jug cut down to size and secured about 2" above the ground. That has worked well for my messy kids [​IMG]
    Good luck (and I TOTALLY know about the whole working student lack of dough issue!)
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    The biggest thing that helped to stop my chickens from spilling so much was to hang my feeder from the ceiling with the bottom level with their backs.

    I don't ever see any spillage anymore since doing that.
  4. jaku

    jaku Songster

    I bought a hanging feeder for my birds for about six dollars. At that price, it wasn't worth trying to make something. They're pretty cheap if you're only feeding a few birds.
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I was having this problem now that my birds are trying to fly...I actually saw one sitting on top of the feeder.

    I got a 2 qt rubbermaid pitcher and a plastic flower pot base. I drilled 4 holes around the base of the pitcher, about 1/2 inch up and put it up on 2 bricks I had handy. It cost me about $4. But you will need a drill and I was suprised at how big the holes had to be to let the feed out, maybe the size of a nickel.
    But definately a temporary fix, I will buy a plastic feeder as soon as I am able.
    I cant take a picture sorry as I loaned my camera to a friend.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008

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