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Offline CapeCod

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Feeder Cans
« on: April 21, 2008, 06:01:48 PM »
Got a couple 1 gallon paint cans from Home Depot for feeders.
What size hole do I poke and on which end ,,to make a syrup feeder.
Using chicken waterers now but thier a pain in the butt to refill because of the pebbles I used to keep the girls from drowning.

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Re: Feeder Cans
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 09:28:33 PM »
>Got a couple 1 gallon paint cans from Home Depot for feeders.
What size hole do I poke

No bigger than 1/32".  Just use a small nail with a board behind it and try to barely poke a hole.

> and on which end

The lid.  Otherwise it will leak while you are filling it.

>Using chicken waterers now but thier a pain in the butt to refill because of the pebbles I used to keep the girls from drowning.

Quail waterers work better and require no pebbles.

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Re: Feeder Cans
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2008, 06:54:48 AM »
Thanks M.B. I'll try it out today

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Re: Feeder Cans
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 11:03:15 AM »
18 guage frame nails make about the right sized holes. 
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Re: Feeder Cans
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 12:44:16 AM »
I use 4d nails and just tap them enough to break the metal--if the 4 sided pyramid shape isn't there it went to far.  4 sided pyramid with slight air gap at the end.
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