Where to hang feed and water?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by blake2727, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. blake2727

    blake2727 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you guys hang your feed and water from a rope or string or something where it can swing freely or more of a hard mount where it can't move? Does it matter either way? My chicks spent the first night in there coop last night and I just hung them from ropes and it didn't seem to be a problem but I was wanting to hear from the more experienced.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I use those things.....they have a hook on each end, I think they're called tie downs? They're made of a black rubber, and the hooks are metal. Hubby uses them to hold the trunk down if I have something too big stuck in there.....

    I hope you can picture what I mean, but they do work great, because they don't swing or swivel around much, plus, you can easily remove the feeder for re-filling.
     
  3. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rubber tie straps? <Click Here>
     
  4. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bungee cords?

    As far as the original poster goes, just about anything that works. I use rope in the brooder simply because as the chicks grow, I can adjust. That said, for my meat birds, which I just ordered 200 more, I use a bucket or trash can with PVC attached in which I install nipples. The long end is raised as they grow, but the storage container is housed on something solid. A 30 gallon trash can full of water weighs about 240lbs, which I imagine would crush a chick or two if it fell.
     

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