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Chicken feeder (done quick and dirty)

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Project by mcoyfrog posted 1439 days ago 2162 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here is the feeder, Blog to follow on the bag roof.

Made out of scraps I had laying around 1/2” ply, 1/2” OSB, 2×2’s, and some old paint. The roof is recycled plastic bags fused together. As you can see the chickens pooped on it right away, must mean they like it. LOL

Made this out of necessity, we have about 30 chickens now and the 16 or so that are in this pen go thru food like no tomorrow, this feeder will hold about 60-70lbs worth, enough for about a week and a half.

My next one will have a deeper ledge so more food stays inside and not on the ground.

Hope you like it, have a great weekend….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug





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TJ65

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#1 posted 1439 days ago

Eggceptional! :-)

“Done quick and dirty” well it is only going to get dirtier by the end of the day anyway! :-)

It looks nice & functional to me, but after all it is what the chickens think that really counts. I dont think they think it looks “Cheep” !!!! :-)

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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#2 posted 1439 days ago

I´ll second Theresa :-)

Dennis

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 1439 days ago

I need to borrow this idea. We only have 3 hens right now, but are looking forward to getting more. How big of a pen do you have for your chickens?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#4 posted 1439 days ago

good adaptation. Where are the chickens, the stars of this show…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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mcoyfrog

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#5 posted 1437 days ago

Hee hee too funny Theresa and yes its already way dirty even the local birds came by to give it a pooping on. LOL

Head Chuck— sure go for it, if you have any questions let me know, its so nice not to have to replenish feed every day, (maybe i’m just lazy) We had a feeder that I had previously made that only lasted about 2-3 days. To answer your question we have 16 chickens in this pen, one rooster and 15 hens, our second pen will be the same eventually but for now its just 12 chicks and a hen. Next year i’m gong to add some pheasants.

Well Jack since you asked here is boots he is the star of the show, Literally my son showed him this weekend at the fair and took 2nd place woot woot
Boots da mann

Thanks for all the comments…

And here are some of his babies

babies

And some of the rest…

chickens

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 1437 days ago

Oops sorry head chuck… didn’t really answer your question… the main pen is about 8’x15’ with a old shed turned into the roosting house.. the little one is kind of under construction and is going to be roughly the same size, but for now its about 8’x6’ with just a simple roosting box…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 1436 days ago

My mom have chickens but she doesn’t have a feeder. I’m going to built one. Looks simply. Thanks for posting.

-- Jiri

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#8 posted 1436 days ago

Yup Yup very easy, and your welcome… The cool thing is we don’t have to feed so often woo woo

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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