Yet Another PVC feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by spiffwilkie, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. spiffwilkie

    spiffwilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a similar feeder here (can't find the thread right now) and decided to build one. I purchased 3" PVC (about $10 for 10') and two 45 degree bends as well as a cap. My coop is elevated with an enclosed run under it (great for short vacations so I don't have to have a chicken-sitter come and let the girls in and out). I mounted a corner litter pan under the coop (from PetSmart. It's for rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.) and just ran the PVC down into it. The PVC sits about 1/4" above the bottom of the pan. I could have run a straight pipe down, but the coop prevents that. I used the 45 degree bends to prevent the feed from getting blocked. I have seen the feeders where people put a sort of U bend on the bottom, but I didn't want to do that do to the possibility of water build-up. Having the feed drop out the bottom allows me to make sure they're always getting fresh food.
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  2. SumDumGuy

    SumDumGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice.... thanks for the idea!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    spiff,

    what is the container at the bottom that the feed is going into please?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Spiff said it's a corner litter pan (from PetSmart. It's for rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.).
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:Great Job!! [​IMG]
     
  6. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry, must have skipped that sentence. [​IMG] Nice feeder. I think it's just what I've been looking for.
     
  7. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job! [​IMG]
     

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