Wasted feed....

AFSarge

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Sep 9, 2019
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Hello all, we have 8 chickens and I'm looking for new ideas to cut down on feed that gets pushed onto the ground. I have a 4" PVC pipe feeder that can hold a whole bag of feed, but the problem is the chicks just peck it all out onto the ground. Here is a picture of our set up. The only thing I can think of is putting a cap with a hole big enough for their little necks. What are your thoughts. BTW, I found the PVC idea on line and modified it to the current configuration.
 

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Wetmorechick

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I have a “zero waste” feeder. Rubbermaid tote - cut 4 inch holes through side - insert 4 inch PVC 90 degree neck and caulk! You will have to cut about 1/2 inch off of PVC neck about half way around so the feed flows under where the girls can eat it.
 

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blackdog043

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I usually see that type of feeder with a Y on the bottom, not the fitting that you are using. With the Y they have to stick their head in further, so less waste. You can also add a small piece to extend the Y, if they are still billing feed out.

I personally use no waste feeders with 90 Degree elbows and don't have any issues with feed being wasted.
14 Gallon Waterer  and No Waste Feeder.jpg DIY No Waste feeder inside.jpg
 

AFSarge

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Sep 9, 2019
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All, thank you for your help and ideas. I have a new idea with your brain storming and will post what I make afterwards. Thanks again
 

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