What are the best feeders that you use? PLEASE post pics!!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicken_angler, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    We have made numerous gutter and PVC feeders and all of them dont dispense the feed fast enough. What are your favorite feeders? Homemade is GREAT!!!! We don't want to spend a trillion dollars on designs. We just need a simple, yet efficient one. We are just --- [​IMG] right now. LOL [​IMG]

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  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I use this kind of feeder and hang it just below head height to get the feed, that way they don't waste it. These cost me about $20 and have worked great. I don't feed any other way in my coop or in my brooder trailer you see here.

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  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
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    Home made feeder $0.00.

    omran
     
  4. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Omran,

    It looks like that feeder doesnt hold a lot.

    I forgot to say that I have 15 chickens.
     
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:well I have 11 chicken in one coop and 20 pullets in the second coop I have 2 feedrs like this one in the 11 chickens coop and it works perfect,plus it does cost nothing so you can make few of them.

    Omran.
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I like your idea Omran and I've been trying to figure out how to make one that would stockpile the feed inside of it since I saw you post it. What I like about the ones I bought is that I can fill it and not worry about it for several days at a time.
     
  7. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I got an idea! What if you put two slats inside that were just a little shorter so that the middle of it would hold more food? I might try that and see how it turns out.
     
  8. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Quote:That's exactly what we use - for 23 chickens. We slit the sides of a plastic bucket lid to fit over the top so they don't perch and poop in it. It works great. We have 23 chickens and I rarely have to fill it. They do free range though.

    Penny
     
  9. There are SOOOO many things you can use for a feeder. Some People do a cost effective thing. I use the galvanized ones like the second poster has. You can get several sizes or use more than one.

    I found most of my chicken stuff at Auctions.
     
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i use the ground,, and a store bought feeder,, the ground 1 was cheaper,, and easy ta clean [​IMG]
     

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