Your Homemade Solutions Please

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nancypo, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so impressed by some of the various handmade solutions that I wanted people to be able to "showcase" some of their ideas. I'm always looking for newer, better ways to do things, and there's a wealth of info here. Especially using free, low cost, recycled materials.

    Like, right now, since we re-designed our coop, our ladder is too steep and short, we raised the roof. Or I'd like to be able to store the girl's grain outside in the winter next to the coop, how do I do that? garbage can or? No shed there.

    Please post pics too!!!
     
  2. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built one of the 4" pvc feeders that we saw on here, and it is the best thing in our coop:
    [​IMG]

    I agree with you the wealth of information and the creativity of BYC members is awesome! I know some one will be able to solve your feed and ladder problem.
     
  3. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the feed go into at the bottom? Couldn't see that part?
     
  4. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump...
     
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    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nuclear Chickens Bird Mechanic

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    Bump two... I want to know what the feed goes into also. Shoo the chickens and take another Pic please...[​IMG]
     
  7. cptkracker

    cptkracker Out Of The Brooder

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    I found an old bent pot that I'm now using for a nesting box. Also i have an old cake pan for a feeding dish. I used a pallot to make part of my coop which is made out of an old barn. My property had an old chicken coop that was used for an excessive amount of roosters. (i think i now why [​IMG]) I tore it down and i'm now using the lumber. In a trash pile i found rabbit wire which i used. About my whole operation is recycled [​IMG]
     
  8. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the pvc tube, would work well for my girls [​IMG] Keep em coming!!! I use an old pie pan to put crushed ice in on our 100+ days...
     
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    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Different take on the PVC feeder idea.

    4" tube with 2" reducer fits right inside a mason jar
    chick feeder. Just add a cap (no glue) and its ready.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea, and I already have one of those [​IMG] I'm trying to decide how to feed them in the winter...
     

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