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What kind of feed trough for about 15 hens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Uncle Marc, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Uncle Marc

    Uncle Marc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking I could use a pvc pipe, maybe a 6 inch one, standing upright, load the feed into one end and let the feed go by gravity into say a 90 degree elbow and then into a 3 inch pipe run horizontally about 8 inches off the floor, with the top cut out of the 3 inch pipe so they could get to the feed. I was thinking that if I had the 3 inch pipe go down hill some that the feed would get spread out better and not be all bunched up by the elbow.

    Think this would work?
     
  2. littleflocker

    littleflocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have the right idea, but you will have to try it. Remember you will have to clean it too. Good luck!
     

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