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treadle chicken feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by koogie, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. koogie

    koogie New Egg

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    Does anyone have any plans on how to make a treadle feeder for the chooks please. I am in New Zealand and the few I have seen here are quite expensive so would like hubby to have a go at making some...Thanks koogie
     
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  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm not sure what that is, but [​IMG]

    I'm glad you found us!
     
  3. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    They are rodent proof feeders. The weight of the chicken opens the feed tray, and closes when the chicken steps off. Actually looks like a cool idea. I wonder how hard it is to train the chickens?
     
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    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blk90s13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great [​IMG]
     
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    Quote:Yep, that's the one my son is going to build for me, it looks brilliant. I would have liked a metal one that is available to purchase but they are just too expensive for moi. [​IMG]
     
  10. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I have a few questions about these feeders.

    1. how are they working out for everyone?

    2. has anyone made a waterproof version?

    3. do the chickens ever get clocked in the head by the pop board?
     

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