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Pig feeder
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kim    Posted 12-01-2003 at 14:20:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi i am wondering if anyone has a good way to build a pig feeder or trough.
we have two pigs and they eat off of the ground.
thanks for ideas.

D.Starr    Posted 12-02-2003 at 07:01:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't laugh!! I got a long urinal out of a mens restroom to use as a trof.Works just fine.You can find em at the scrap yards...flea markets....maybe call a few plumbers & let em know yer lookin' for a long urinal to use as a trof.

Les    Posted 12-01-2003 at 18:11:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
My father's favorite was always to find a hollow log (hemlock worked real good), split it down the middle lengthways with a chainsaw and spike a good rugged piece of plank on each end. It would last for years and you had two of them. I have a piece of hemlock right now that would fit the bill but since I don't have any hogs, it's going to become a planter for geraniums or pansies or somesuch next spring.

Lazy Al    Posted 12-01-2003 at 16:49:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take two boards and nail them together and make a
"V" then cut two about a foot long and nail them to the ends . You could screw them together with drywall screws . They'll last a long time with out much fussing .

Okie-Dokie    Posted 12-01-2003 at 15:24:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
We took an old hot water tank, cut the tin outside off, cut the inner tank lenghtwize into halves, welded angle iron crosswize near the ends of the halves so they can't turn it over. Works good and pretty easy to do.

Dennis    Posted 12-01-2003 at 14:57:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
We use a 55 gal plastic food grade drum and split it longways into halves. Should have a partition in the middle so each hog can enjoy their food with out the other bothering them. Very simple build, and free.

We wire it to the hog panels to make it unmoveable.

Works great for dry and wet food.

kim    Posted 12-01-2003 at 18:56:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks i think ill try this one.

Cindi    Posted 12-01-2003 at 15:08:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great idea Dennis. I'm going to have to start looking around for some of those drums. I have been using twelve inch PVC pipe cut lengthwise but the stuff always runs out the ends.

Sid    Posted 12-01-2003 at 18:09:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get a cap for that Pvc pipe and cut it in half and glue one half on each end.

Cindi    Posted 12-02-2003 at 09:11:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another good idea!

Dennis    Posted 12-01-2003 at 15:38:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just cut 12 inch circles out of plywood and securely screw them into the pvc at the ends and maybe that would be easier.

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