Advanced chicken feeder

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Project by Jim55 posted 03-10-2015 06:04 PM 3277 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wood working time has been indented by weather, my shop being in an unheated barn, and by building a chicken coop. That really isn’t “wood working” I know but, that is on the horizon!

But I think this little feeder of mine is pretty creative! I just have to see if it will work now!

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 06:07 PM

Holy smokes! How many chickens you got? Have you tried it yet? I would think the food may have a hard time making it all the way to the far holes. Does it have a top on it?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 06:09 PM

Are those all best boxes? I have 8 chickens and four nest boxes. They tend to all lay their eggs in the same nest. Is there a roost?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 06:19 PM

My wife has visions of our going into chicken raising in a BIG way. I gave up trying to tell her we didn’t need a fraction of the space so just built it. We’ll have room to grow, as she says…

Yes, there is a lid that goes on it. I put those bevels in the bottom of the feeder to direct the flow. I have seen similar that worked so thought to give this a try. It was fun anyway. We are thinking in terms of working up to 20-30 chickens but I doubt we’ll never fill this.

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#4 posted 03-10-2015 06:24 PM

Grat job on the chicken mansion.

I have an electric door with mine and LOVE that thing.

I’ll bet your new floor looks REAL different in a week.

Do you follow the site Backyard Chickens? TONS of good stuff on there. Lots of info on PVC feeders and wondered if that was where the idea came from.

Poached egg on a cheese and English Muffin? I may have one for lunch.

Good eatin”


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#5 posted 03-10-2015 09:28 PM

I hope it works for you. I don’t mind feeding the chickens in the AM…my time to clean and make sure everything is OK. Only have 4 hens right now but will receive 25 new chicks next month. I find I do not need the 8 nesting boxes I built as they only use two to lay eggs in.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 03-11-2015 02:50 AM

Apart from having a lot of chickens I don’t think chickens have been housed in such luxury…The Ritz for chickens.
Great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 03-11-2015 03:03 AM


What a chicken palace! And all that firewood looks pretty nice, too!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 03-11-2015 07:07 AM

Thanks all. Maybe I ought to call it the Taj-Ma-Chick? :)

About that firewood. Just about all of it good ref oak with a little white and hickory mixed in. Most of it we will split down further for our wood stove. That thing will heat up the whole house.

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#9 posted 03-12-2015 12:07 PM

Nice. Your advanced chickens are going to love it.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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