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Critique This Hog Feeder

 
                                
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Here is a link for a homemade hog feeder for sale locally.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/grd/2591474349.html

Perhaps someone can capture the images and post them to this thread.

I have everything needed to build one of these myself to be put into use next summer, which would make a great winter project. What do you all think?

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Ken Peavey
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$125?! this guy is dreaming.
here are those pics
hogfeeder1.jpg
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hogfeeder2.jpg
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Looking at the 2nd pic, I think the design would benefit with a couple of diagonal braces.
What if the roof was raised up for better clearance?
How about a gutter at the low end of the roof to collect rainwater, leading it into a water tub.  It might save a little effort in watering the beasts.

a couple of pallets, a couple of studs, some roof covering, its pretty simple.
I'm thinking that if a drum is not available, a plywood box would do the job.
I would also add a paint job.  Give it an extra few years of life.
 
Brice Moss
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I'd definitely brace that roof with one more set of uprights,

and with the amount of rain we get in winter here I'd close off at least two sides to reduce how much food gets wet
 
Abe Connally
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it depends, my pigs love wet/sour food.  Sour mash is a traditional pig food, and if done right, can significantly increase the nutritional value of the food.

but someone should be able to build that feeder for $5 and a bit of scrounging.  I've seen the plans somewhere online for building those type of feeders.
 
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