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September 8, 2011 at 12:37 am
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I built this feeder a little differant put holes on one side only used 2 1/2 hole saw , make sure to sand rough edges so combs wont be damaged on chickens necks and head also restrict flow at elbow to about 3/8 inch making baffle from same 4 inch pvc cut and sliced to fit down from vertical pipe added pvc door as shown before . as long as there are no sharp edges chickens won’t get damaged . Put to pieces of 2×4 under feeder to raise off floor and held to wall with springs to cup hooks on wall.Been useing mine for over a year but I dont think it would work with polish
I have tried to post pictures but can’t Dam
wound up with my personel pics of family in moscow russia on the web .If you send me your email address I can send the pictures of pvc door for feeder it s 100 percent vermon and poop proof I know I can send by email
I am no creep that would use your email for anything else At least look at the pics , then build one and video it Billy
I made 4 or 5 of these feeders and the final one
has 3 2 1/2 in hole saw holes on one side it is mounted against a solid wall (plywood) with a 2×4 under it to keep height Some points to observe
I used a long radius 90 I used dwv 4 inch PVC
pipe and used one sheet metal screw at each joint
it is mounted useing a spring ,like a curtin rod spring (from lowes) and cup hookes.also if you measure between the bottom end cap and the 90
cut a piece of the 4 inch thin wall 1/2 inc shorter then cut a 2 1/2 in strip out of it lenght it will snap over the feeder holes and can be turned to close the feeder holes.
feeding from one side only with it mounted against a solid wall Made mine Zero waist and 100 percent poop proof Billy
I posted it to you on facebook Please let me Know what you think Billy
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I sent a video hope you get it Billy
JUST HOW i RODENT PROOFED YOUR FEEDER IDEA
I made a slide show of it step by step but cant send to your site so here is one photo-
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Billy, I think my wife fixed the issue with uploading pictures and videos. Would love it if you tried again. Thanks- Rick
Rick try this on facebook I just posted it
it should be understandable I built mine into a 4 inch tee so what you see goes out each side I used a 2 1/2 inch hole saw for the feeder holes I am almost finished my coop Mansion .Don’t have chicks yet but will buy in july <hot months here in Florida anyway hope it helpsbuy the way I made a manifold to screw in the drinker cups Billy for your info I am 75 yrs young Ha Ha
This is a great idea!!! Sorry I’m behind on comments. I will be adding this to my set up. thanks so much.
Rick on a differant subject chicken waterer
fitting to screw into bottom of 5 gal bucket
try at marine supply ( boats ) try a thru hull bilge pump fitting or thru bulkhead fitting they are made to order for your application Hope it helps Bill
Rick I figured out a way to rodent proof your PVC feeder , I will post a set of pictures or video when I figure out how to do a video
Nice! About to build a chicken coop and run down here in Oz, will definitely be giving this feeder a go!
Keep us updated. Send us some pics or videos. You can post here or on our youtube site. http://www.youtube.com/london1817
You have some really good ideas. I will definitely build one of these. We ehave a pig waterer out of pve but it was 6 inch water pipe with a lixit and a gasket on the top. Otherwise stuff gets in it. We had to foil the schmucks who were putting crap in the water at the fair.
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