The waste! Oh the wasted feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by larissap112, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Kingofroosters

    Kingofroosters Out Of The Brooder

    To my chickens I first trained them to eat from the ground and after that I buyed them a feeder
     
  2. LI chickie

    LI chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I soak my feed and put it in a dog bowl no waste but I'd like to make a feeder for fermented feed.
     
  3. Kingofroosters

    Kingofroosters Out Of The Brooder

    I have build a feeder
     
  4. Kingofroosters

    Kingofroosters Out Of The Brooder

    Its homemade
     
  5. LI chickie

    LI chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to convince my husband to make me stuff! I'm not so handy! I'm still waiting for him to put a poop deck under the roost, definitely a priority.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2015
  6. Kingofroosters

    Kingofroosters Out Of The Brooder

    Oh
     
  7. Jeremy Wingate

    Jeremy Wingate Australorp-Fiend

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    Your welcome i have been pushing this feeder ever since i made it it works so well and so simple to make
     
  8. carynlg

    carynlg New Egg

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    I made this one as well. AMAZING!! No waste even with crumble! I made mine with a 3 gal bucket from the local bakery (free!) and have five 18 week gals using it in the coop. Took all of 10 min to make too :) only needs to be filled every 1-2 weeks. Any "dust" left in the bottom I mix with some yogurt and its a super treat for the girls! I highly recommend it!
     
  9. Lynn Manes

    Lynn Manes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this same feeder for my quails and I don't like them. Yesterday I picked one of them up that was pretty full of feed and the top separated from the bottom leaving a mound of feed on the pen floor. Grrr. I just scraped up as much as possible and put it back in the bottom which was way overfilled, plopped the top back on but not securely only bc I didn't want them walking and pooping in it and walked away growling as it was 104┬░out and I was just too hot by then to bother. So today I'll get out there and change it out for one of those long ones with the feeder holes in it and where the top is attached & simply snaps together on one side. Hope this will work out better. There are no screws on mine that is like yours btw. The bottom just twists on to the top. For the quail we don't hang them either. Good luck with your feeders & I hope you can find a better solution. You might try the ones like I'm going to use instead since your chicks are still so young and small.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2015
  10. NapaChicknGal

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    where is picture of your feeder? thnx
     

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