Wall mounted feeder, made it myself

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by renegade_hens, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. renegade_hens

    renegade_hens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been looking for an inexpensive hopper style feeder but couldn't find one that didn't cost an arm and leg so I built one. It's 17 1/2" wide by 24" long, not sure how much feed it will hold since I just finished it. Now we'll see how well it works!
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  2. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow that is nice!!
     
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This looks great! Only concern I see is will they try to fly on top and poop?
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks fabulous!
     
  5. weeders n feeders

    weeders n feeders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good. Got plans to do the same thing myself. Only mine is gonna be mounted on some old computer rack rails attached to the legs of my raised coop. That way I can just slide it out to fill.
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I like it. I was thinking about doing the same thing but I don't have the tools to do it. Maybe I'll need to go buy some now. lol


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  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Great job!
     
  8. renegade_hens

    renegade_hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:this feeder is only 5" deep at the top and will be wall mounted inside the hen house so I don't think my girls will use it as a perch since they free range during the day. the only difficult part in making this feeder was the angle cut for the side pieces which my husband cut for me. the materials cost about $15
     
  9. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not see a way to restrictl the outflow of feed so that it is below the rim of the trough.
    If that is the case I would expect the chickens to waste feed about as fast as you can pour it in the top.
     
  10. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! This is something I want to have my husband help me make.
     

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