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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rooster brandon., Sep 11, 2010.
WHAT DO YOU KEEP YOUR FOOD AND WATER IN FOR YOUR CHICKENS I JUST CANT FIGURE IT OUT........
At present I have large hanging galvanized feeder. A galvanized waterer raised up in the coop and an auto-fill waterer hooked to a hose just outside the run that they can reach through and get a drink from. I want to make a wood feeder to put along my south wall inside the coop. I sometimes feed outside but that brings wild birds.
1 for water
1 for pellets
1 for treats
Do you have a feed store nearby? If not, you can order on internet all kinds of feeders and waterers for chickens.
Here are a few vendors I have bookmarked (but I don't want you thinking that I'm recommending them, as I may not have even ordered from them):
and the hatcheries on internet might also sell some, I don't know.
Some people like the plastic waterers, and some the galvanized metal ones.
Thank You And God Bless........
I have a hanging plastic feeder for the feed, and a standing plastic jar type waterer, raised up on a cinder block. That keeps the straw out of the water, and the top of the jar isn't wide enough for the hens to stand on, and poop in the "mote" where they drink. I bought the larger water dispenser, but it just didn't work as well as the 2 quart size. Everything is trial and error for me. I love the hanging feed dispenser. It holds about a weeks worth for my 4 girls.Good luck and welcome to the world of chicken obsession.
I borrowed the bottom from a fairly large round laundry basket and a 5 gallon plastic bucket and drilled holes in it and attached it with a few nuts & bolts (4 to be exact). I drilled 1" holes near the bottom of the bucket all the way around so that the feed could fall out into outer laundry basket bottom that was attached to it. I fill it about half full every other day and it cuts down on waste tremendously. The rest I store in another couple of 5 gallon buckets. (The bucket tops at home depot have a rubber gasket in the top which seals real well to keep moisture out.) I will post a pic tomorrow...as my hubby has my card and I didn't upload it. I can't take credit for the idea, because I saw it from another smart BYCer...but I did mine just a tad differently.
I feed on the ground, so they get their ration of grit. I have several shallow troughs, & several plastic 55 gal. barrels cut off about 5" deep.
For my chicks & quail, I use the red bottomed waterers.