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Lets See Your Pictures Of the Homemade Chicken Feeders That You Have Made , Please. Thank-You.

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bcboy

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I like to see what ideas everyone has. I have tried to make several different designed from scratch and some have worked better than others. Lets see what you guy like. Thanks for helping make the best homemade feeder!Very Happy Smile 

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islandgal99

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What a timely post...guess what was on my list for the next day or two! I have some pretty rustic and simple ones to take pictures of, and the ones I'm making the next day or two will be a tad fancier.

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Just made new grit and oyster shell feeders this weekend... I'll have to take pictures and post later.  Made from PVC pipe hubby had laying around...so best of all they were FREE!

fuzzylittlefriend

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Echo can you hubby make a wollenton proof feeder? I need one!

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Here are the chicken feeders that I made last year.  I'm still using them, and quite happy with them.  The top guard rail/handle spins so the chicken have a hard time sitting on it...although the smarter ones do manage to prevail and make their deposits inside...

bcboy

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Thanks Farmer Bob for posting your pictures.Very Happy 

So here was what one of the first design looked like.




The chickens peck at the crumbs or mash feed and it goes everywhere, what a waste.

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If you have an idea Fuzzy, hubby can build almost anything......as for drywall, that is another story, sigh!

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Hi BCboy.  I think your feeder looks great. You said that was one of your initial designs.  What did you do to improve the waste situation?

Have any of you seen a homemade "protein feeder"?   I saw an article in a magazine about someone who was producing maggots to feed to his chickens...not something that I would set up...but it was a pretty inventive concept.

bcboy

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Farmer Bob wrote:Hi BCboy.  I think your feeder looks great. You said that was one of your initial designs.  What did you do to improve the waste situation?

Have any of you seen a homemade "protein feeder"?   I saw an article in a magazine about someone who was producing maggots to feed to his chickens...not something that I would set up...but it was a pretty inventive concept.
Here is my first attempt at stopping the feed from being wasted everywhere. It is stucco wire bent in an arc to make feeding stalls of sorts.



Here is my second attempt. It is thin plywood cut to fit around the feeder. I than used a hole saw to make openings.


I tried to keep the feed dry with these feeders. I used scrap plywood with a rock on top of them.
I still was not happy. So on I went trying different feeders designs.

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bcboy

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Here is the next generation of feeders. I wanted a feeder that did not waste feed and that kept the feed dry outside.

This one the holes are too close to the bottom of the feeder, feed is wasted.


Here is what the inside looks like. There is a 4" pipe wired to the bottom of another bucket cut in half.


This one has the openings cut up higher on the bucket. About 3" from the bottom.


This design works well with keeping the feed off the ground and it stays dry. But I have to fill the feeder every 3 to 4 days:lol: 

Bigger we will build, here they are. A garbage can with an 8" pipe that was free from the subdivision we worked at.
The holes are 3 1/2" from the bottom.




Even bigger yet. 55 gallon barrel with 2 buckets.





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authenticfarm

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Grit/oyster shell hopper feeder.

http://www.partridgechanteclers.com

islandgal99

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Presenting the $3.95 feeder....the $3.95 was for the tray, something can likely be found for less elsewhere.  



It's an Xlarge flower pot, on top of a flower pot tray, wired together.  I hang these from a little rafter in the houses.  We have huge rat and coon problems here, so I don't leave feeders outside.  They are placed at  about chest height so the chickens can eat but without trying to scratch or waste...and hanging them keeps them from some of the silly business that otherwise would happen.  And I hate to say it, but this is prototype #4 but seems to work well.  Took me 6 minutes to make...my friend timed me.  lol.

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Magdelan

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I'm thinking the tray is attached to the flower pot? That would make that part easy. Very cool Islandgal99. I have to put my feeders away, mice. grrr. Every night the food goes into a rubber maid thing and next morning I clip them to the chain that they hang from. Regular feeders - the metal ones. For my grit I hang that also to stop them kicking shavings etc into the dish, in a chick feeder thingie. Working well so far, was a quick fix until I could make something better but think I'll stick with it.

bcboy

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islandhogan wrote: When the hens waste the food it drives me nuts! I've been making feeders that prevent waste to some degree but it isn't perfected yet.
Michael
Do you have any pictures of your feeders?
Thanks.


I have raised the holes in my feeders to 6" and now they can't beak the food out of the round containers. The old ones I use for grit and oysters shells.

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Here is a ink to a great rabbit site and some pictures of rabbit feeders and waterers. They would be great for travel cages or chicks!

http://rabbittalk.com/feeders-and-waterers-that-are-super-cheap-and-easy-to-make-t14276.html?hilit=DIY%20feeders

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So looking behind my peeking hen Noodle Toes (my kids named her) you can see the feeder, grit, and oyster shell buckets my husband made me. He used a 5 gallon pail for the feeder, and 1 gallon pails for the grit and oyster shell. The opening is a toilet flange and a 45 degree elbow that he cut to fit. I have this set up in the East coop where my layers are and 2 in the West coop where the bantams and the Jerk pen are. He also made the 1 gallon pails for the chicks too. They work GREAT!

ETA- The feed pail is different now! It is a white Rona one. The bobcat pail was very very clean.  lol! 

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