Waste free quail feeder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by nparcher24, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. nparcher24

    nparcher24 New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    I just finished a new quail coop. I know it's kinda ugly, I will get around to painting it sometime soonish. It has worked really well for the past month, so I thought I would share some pics.

    I'm especially proud of my feeding system so I decided to post some pictures. So far I have used it for about 2 weeks. It works wonderfully and is relatively cheap to make. When I fill the reservoirs at the top it will supply food for two cages of quail (10 birds) for about 4-5 days. Just enough for long weekend getaways.

    The feeders are pretty easy to make, if anyone needs specific instructions reply to this and I'll write the up when I get some time.

    The little orange cups are a water system I picked up on eBay which is attached to the hose. The large metal door on top is a closed storage space for food and other supplies. The Christmas lights have successfully kept them laying surprisingly (although they are kinda ghetto looking).

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. mckeesbackyard

    mckeesbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Great set-up! :clap
     
  3. HowieNZ

    HowieNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup thanks, for the idea to work on.
     
  4. iluvmyquail

    iluvmyquail Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow that looks perfectly planned out, from feeders, and roof all the way down to the wheels. Looks like it would be easy to hose down every once in a while, too, being that it is metal.

    Wondering how the food waste is with those feeders? Do they throw a lot of the food around?

    If you have build plans for your coop or more detailed pics of the poop trays and doorways would love to see them? I will need to make a 3- story coop for after my chicks hatch.
     

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