wooden feeder plans?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gale65, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    does anyone have any plans written up for a wooden feeder? I have some scraps from a rabbit hutch project and my little quart feeder isn't lasting long enough anymore. thanks!
     
  2. Saltcreek

    Saltcreek Out Of The Brooder

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    30 years ago my father in law had 75 chickens and I thought I could economize by making a wooden feeder for outside. I now have my own chickens and will never make that mistake again. The wood eventually rots, holds moisture to cause mold, needs painting, can NEVER be properly disinfected and wears out from beaks and feet, but mostly rot and dirt. The plastic is very cheap, lasts forever, sanitary, and you will be ever thankfull for the labor it saves in the long run. Check Tractor Supply or any poultry catalog for various cheap sizes.
     
  3. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    phew.. I came <---> this close to buying a wooden bird feeder today to use for feed. Glad I decided to wait!
     
  4. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:thanks. I know a lot of people here have wooden ones. I wonder if they've had problems with them. My 2nd option is to make one from PVC and that wouldn't be much different than the ones from the store. I just want something that will save space and be easy to fill.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Did you decide on your wooden feeder yet? If so, would love to see it.
     
  6. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will see how long my wooden one last.

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  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Will it be in the rain and other weather?
     

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