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PVC chicken feeder trouble

PVC chicken feeder trouble.

There is another problem with the PVC chicken feeder.

When the chickens eat it does not gravity feed like it should.

I think I'm going to have to eliminate the angle and maybe modify the bottom.



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We tried 2" pipe and it wouldn't feed so we built one out of a 3" pipe like the ones at the following links. Yours seems like it would be more efficient with the elbow though. The bottom of our Y is filled with food they can not reach or eat. Someone also added a gauge to see how much feed is inside which I thought was a neat addition but it may allow water inside the tube if it is left outside.

http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Chicken-Feeder/

http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Chicken-Feeder-with-Meter/

Comment by Brian Mon Jun 5 09:33:44 2017
I was starting to think the same thing about using a bigger pipe.
Comment by mark Mon Jun 5 15:24:13 2017
Mine is 4 inch standard waste pipe with a y at the bottom. I inserted a poece op pipe at the bottom of the y with a piece of metal on top so all the feed is forced to go to the angled part of the y.
Comment by Errol Mon Jun 5 15:36:42 2017
5" PVC, and used crushed oyster shell in the bottom of the Y.
Comment by Ryan R. Young Tue Jun 6 01:33:03 2017

5 inches would be too heavy for our chicken tractor.

I'm planning on upgrading to 3 inch pipe and use a y adapter on the bottom like Errol mentioned.

Comment by mark Tue Jun 13 15:00:45 2017