How to make a goose feeder
The issue of breeding geese must be approached seriously and think over the details. In fact, everything is not so simple: there are many aspects that need to be taken into account. One of the important issues is feeding, the quality of which depends, among other things, on the feeding trough. Nowadays, there is more than one design on the shelves in stores, but it’s much cheaper and more interesting to make do-it-yourself feeders for geese.
DIY goose feeders
Varieties of feeders
The main requirement for feeders is reliability and durability, as well as convenience and practicality. They are divided based on the purpose: for dry, wet and mineral feed. Accordingly, a material is selected. For wet mixes, metal is suitable, and dry - wood.
The design for dry food should have a fastener that helps to place it on the wall: this saves space in the room. It is also important to calculate the capacity of the container: it must accommodate the daily rate of dry mixes. The situation is simpler with wet fodder: any metal vessel, even a basin, is suitable for the role of a feeder. The main thing is to remember that it is forbidden to pour milk feed into them.
Goslings will need a separate container for mineral feed.
Bulk feed feeder
How to make a do-it-yourself feeder for domestic geese for bulk mixes? Getting started:
- 2 wide and 2 narrow slats knocked into a rectangular box;
- 2 small slats and nailed on the sides - make stubs;
- stability of the structure is added by attached thin strips at the bottom of the caps, they will also act as legs;
- pin a round bar to the top of the side rails.
The advantage of such a product is that the bird cannot climb into it.
What geese feeders can be made for wet food? People came up with a simple device from a plastic or galvanized pipe with a diameter of at least 25 cm.
The pipe is cut in half and welded sides. So 2 beautiful and strong feeders for geese from one pipe turn out, 2 photos of which inspire and bribe with ease of execution.
Another manufacturing method is suitable for those who have old tires lying around: just trim the top, and the round feeder is ready. They put a bucket in the center and stop worrying about the scattered food: there will be no more problems.
And how to make a feeder for little goslings? For small goslings, any container will fit, but when the kids grow up, there will be a need to make a more complex structure. A box with a side height of 6 cm is knocked together from the boards. A rail of 14 cm is pinned to the sides: it will simplify the movement of the feeder. What are the advantages of such a tray for goslings?
- Simplicity. Everyone can easily make a goose feeder on their own.
- Helps protect young food from being scattered and contaminated.
- Available for filling.
- It copes with the main task - the convenience of feeding.
Proper care of poultry includes not only food but also water. For small goslings, a simple type of drinking bowl is used: water is poured into the jar, it is covered, for example, with an old frying pan, and turned over. The liquid will flow out only as it decreases from the pan.
Adult birds make the same design of the drinking bowl, but larger. Five liter plastic bottles are perfect. The principle is the same: fill, cover with a basin with a wide bottom, turn over.
All drinkers have general operating requirements:
- it is allowed to pour in them only clean water;
- in winter, the drinker should not be frozen;
- water should not be cold;
- the drinker should be small enough so that geese can not swim in it, especially in winter;
- should be disinfected from time to time;
- it is necessary to control the presence of water and prevent its absence.
Any container intended for feeding geese should be selected in accordance with its intended use. Depending on whether grass, wet, dry or mineral dressing will be carried out, the type of container and the material from which it is made with its own hands will be selected. The goose feeder in the photo on the Internet will give a more accurate idea of what it is.