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Will this work as a chick feeder in my brooder???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by seattlehens83, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. seattlehens83

    seattlehens83 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    Well I have chicks due in 2 weeks so I figured I should get to work on my fedder. Here's what I whipped up with a few borrowed ideas from different places. Seems to hold feed well and not overflow.

    Only concern is that perhaps the lip will be too high for baby chicks and I'll need to add a little step.



    Made this out of a plant pot drain pan (orange-ish), plastic pot (black) and cut and routed a lid from some leftover wood. One bolt with washer and nut through the middle to connect the pot and the pot pan.

    The black pot already had drain holes cut in it so I didn't really have to do anything but bolt it together and make the lid.

    Cost was under $5.
  2. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    Great idea! It's sturdy and they won't be able to knock it over.
  3. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2011
    I bet it isnt too high. Mine stand on top of the feeder they have and eat out of it, so I wouldnt be shocked to see yours perched on the edge of the dish [​IMG] If it is, you can always figure out something for a short time till its not [​IMG]
  4. seattlehens83

    seattlehens83 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    OK thanks for the feedback!!! Guess I'll just wait and see when I get them.
  5. awilde20

    awilde20 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 9, 2011
    Looks great! Also, it seems big enough to last you until they are nearly grown! Good job!

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