'Totally' Waste Free Bucket Feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by aart, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Have been using my Totally Waste Free Funnel Bucket Feeder for about a month now and am now convinced that IS waste free. Updated 12-4-14 to say Totally because it is proving to just that!

    I liked the trigger feeder concept seen around for a couple years from the UK and feel I improved it's use by installing it in the bottom of a funnel so all the feed in the container could be distributed.

    I wanted a 'deep dish' feed pan to minimize any billing/beaking out of feed onto floor/ground.

    I thought about this for months before finally putting it together, it went together so easily and is easily modified if needed.

    I did make a couple changes to the trigger aspect but now thing I've got it just where I want it.
    Underlined text above, in first sentence of the post, will take you to all the parts and details of construction and installation.

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  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    You have some beautiful birds aart. I'm going to take a look at your link, we could do with less feed waste around here. Thanks!
     
  3. KGreene

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    Looks to be an easy build..... is the feed released simply through the hole in the Teflon, via vibration from the birds pecking the trigger mechanism?

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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yep!
    Hole in teflon should be sized to feed(crumble or pellets or cracked grain) you'll have to play with it, starting small.
    At least that's the technique for a trigger feeder dropping onto the ground or into a shallow dish so not too much releases and gets spread/scratched around,
    but with my 'deep dish' it doesn't matter as it can't be scratched around.
     
  5. KGreene

    KGreene Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice! I'll be building one or two this weekend. My younger birds are terrible for wasting feed. Thanks for the information.
     

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