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Where to hang feed and water?

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

  1. blake2727

    blake2727 In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2012
    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

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    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 Songster

    Dec 16, 2011

    Rubber tie straps? <Click Here>
  4. 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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