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How to make water drinkers and feeders for chickens: a review of the 5 best improvised structures

How to make water drinkers and feeders for chickens: a review of the 5 best improvised structures

On supermarket shelves at any time of the year you can find fresh fruits and vegetables. Not a problem today to buy meat and chicken meat. Why, then, do gardeners do not cease to grow their own crops and do not abandon the farms. We make sure that all gardeners and farmers will tell how the products are grown with their own hands, tastier, juicier and greener. But if you keep a vegetable garden can even urban gardeners, the growing of chickens is not so simple. However, for our craftsmen and feeder for chickens with their hands – no problem. There is a will, and information on a self-made fixtures, we’ll pick you up.

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An overview of various tools

Balanced and, most importantly, timely delivery of food you need to chickens have been healthy. But nowadays people have a lot to keep track of time of feeding is not always possible. Much easier, if the feeding process will occur with feeders, feed feed in automatic mode. We offer several options for homemade feeders and drinkers for chickens. We will be glad, if some of the proposed models make your life easier.

Feeder hopper type

Always be aware of the hours of feeding poultry is very difficult. Given the fact that the farmer can go away for a day or two feeders bunker type become an indispensable thing

Option #1 is the pipe for you, hen!

The most ingenious inventions, as a rule, very simple. It thus is possible to consider the idea used to create the drinkers and feeders plastic pipes.

To gather the right device you will need:

  • pipes of various diameters;
  • clutch;
  • connecting device.

To a polypropylene tube attached item, which is called «connective knee». The resulting design placed in the coop. On top of the pipe fall asleep feed, and then close the upper end of the design cover. Food under the influence of gravity flows to the knee. As feed intake of the chickens, in the knee it will be added from the pipe. In the tube the product level will be gradually lowered. After a few days you will pour into the pipe a new batch of feed.

Such a good feeder if the birds on the farm a bit. Otherwise, jumper’s knee can be replaced with another pipe, securing it parallel to the floor. To get food from a horizontal pipe can chickens through the holes in it. This feeder not only saves time bird owners, but also a place in the hen house: it is conveniently located and doesn’t bother anyone.

Tube made of polypropylene

So unpretentious looks the manger of polypropylene pipes. Agree that it is easier this simple fixture is difficult to think of something

Complicated feeders

Of course, if chickens on the farm a lot, you can just make a lot of pipes for feeding them. But we will do easier and attach to the main another pipe is horizontal, in which cut a hole

The drawback with this device: lack of constraints. Chickens can climb up the pipe, stamped and spoil food.

Option #2 — the device of the bunker type

If you buy an automatic feeder for the birds in the specialized stores, you will have to pay a decent amount. Especially for big farms will take several of such products. Meanwhile, nothing complicated in the proposed design no. Let your money useful for something more important, and the feeder make your own hands by following the instructions below.

The hopper of bucket

Choosing Mengniu or as a portion dog bowl for making such feeders, don’t lose sight of the fact that its diameter must be greater than the diameter of the base of bucket

You need to prepare:

  • plastic bucket, which remained after the repair;
  • sectional bowl for dogs or cheap mananita for vegetables, it is also made of plastic;
  • a sharp knife.

In the bottom of a plastic bucket cut hole in accordance with the number of compartments in melanize. The size of the holes should allow the feed to freely flow into Mengniu. Bucket and Mengniu should be connected together with screws.

Feeder buckets

The feeder is better not to put on the ground, and hang. In this case, the likelihood that the chickens will climb on it, minimum

The feed is poured into the trough, the bucket is closed by a lid. The feeder can be placed on a horizontal surface, or suspended so that the chickens were free to get food. Hung by the handle of the bucket in the right place, you can be sure that on some days the chickens are fully provided with food.

Option #3 — basic dining room

For the construction of such feeders need very little time and simple materials. Prepare:

  • capacity with plastic handle;
  • batteries;
  • a sharp knife.

The plastic container must be free from content, a good wash and dry. Carefully cut out the front part. Make a cut on the handle of the bottle, so it can be hung on the grid, which enclosed the coop. Directly into the bottle feed to sleep. It is important that the capacity was at the height most comfortable for feeding birds.

The feeder from the bottle

The feeder is constructed within minutes. Well, if the chicken coop is surrounded by a grid, otherwise the piece of netting you can simply pull in the right place

Option #4 — veneer feeder

Another option feeders bunker type can be made from a sheet of plywood. From a sheet of plywood cut vertical high wall and built a box without a front. The height of the trough is about 90 cm Due to this size, it is possible to fill large quantities of food at once.

Food output must not get stuck. To do this, at the bottom of the box put a piece of plywood so that it was a small slope to the front. Now granular feed will slide down to where it will be available for the chickens. The optimal slope using a granular feed is 20-25 degrees, and when feeding a grain – 12-15 degrees.

Plywood feeder

Plywood trough — the same simple device. Only caring for her more difficult than for products made from plastic. An antiseptic coating can help out, but the plastic is still more hygienic

The horizontal area in front of the inclined plane – the location where you will get food. A common problem with many homemade bird feeders is the lack of constraints, through which the chickens can’t get into the bird feeder to spill the food and spoil the food products in your life. In this case, the problem is solved with the help of restrictive borders. The front edge must be done not less than 6 cm, and the side — twice more.

Ready feeder

The advantages are its capacity and security. Using this device, you can be sure that forage will last a long time, it will be spent rationally, do not Wake up and not be spoiled

It remains to attach the front wall and the feeder is ready. The feeder will last a long time if it is carefully treated with antiseptic agents. Use the spray gun. A finished and even elegant look to the product will give the acrylic paint. Gather all the pieces together you can use a screwdriver and screws.

Option #5 — fixtures, plastic

Food grade plastic is a great material from which to make a convenient waterers and feeders for chickens. The apparent advantage of these devices is their portability. They can carry and place where it is convenient for the farmer.

To work you need to prepare:

  • two buckets of plastic;
  • two bottles of water that are used in the household cooler;
  • cut plastic pipes with a length of about 25 cm and large diameter;
  • electric drill and drill bits 20 and 8 mm in diameter;
  • electric jigsaw.

In buckets it is necessary to make holes so that the chickens can freely reach water and food, but couldn’t get inside. So openings got the same and accurate, you can use a template. Applying it to the walls of the buckets and tracing with a Sharpie, obtained the contours of future openings.

Feeders and waterers

From the point of view of aesthetic perception, these drinker and feeder is very good. But they are also extremely functional

Outline the hole by drilling each hole with a drill of 8 mm diameter. For cutting out openings using a jigsaw. Plastic suitable for sawing and wood, and metal, but you need to choose a product with a small tooth.

From a piece of polypropylene pipe make two constraints: for food and for water. Thanks to this device, the neck of the container will touch the bottom of the bucket, it will be possible to control the supply of food and water. Jigsaw divide the pipe into sections 10 and 15 cm. Take a short piece and at a distance of 3 cm from the edge drill a 20 mm diameter drilled three holes. In a long segment of pipe is also drilled holes in the same drill, but at a distance of 5 cm from the edge. Next, we cut jigsaws in a long cut segments to make a kind of a crown with three prongs.

Ready devices

Very convenient that the buckets have handles, for which these designs can be transferred to the place of use. There you can either install fixtures or hung them all in the same pen

Fill containers with water and food. On the bottle with food put a long stop, and that water – short. Cover the container and turn over buckets. Fit ready. So easy and fast can be made a feeder, and drinker for chickens with their hands out materials, which are easy to get. Due to the presence of handles, both devices are convenient to carry. This is the most hygienic and best option.

Video master class: bird feeder from bottles

Ways to make bird feeders get more. To resolve this obvious injustice, we invite you to watch a video on how to make a very easy drinker for chickens from plastic bottles that you can buy in any store.

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