We experimented over the weekend after watching a super cool video on the Frugal Homesteading Facebook group. A fella showed off his super simple, half-gallon milk jug quail feeder. It’s super easy to make and a great way to lessen feed loss due to your animals scratching and dusting themselves in it. At least, that’s what my quail do.
All you need is a half-gallon milk jug, empty, clean and dry inside with its cap. Lay the jug on its side with the handle pointing up. Cut thin, rectangular strips longways on either side of the jug, at the top sides of the jug. This way the quail can stick their heads in and eat while the feed sits at the bottom and won’t spill out the openings. Put the cap on, fill the jug by pouring feed into the openings, and then give it to your quail. They’ll take a little while to learn how to use it and will peck the plastic but eventually, will feed and no longer scatter their feed with their constant scratching. Tadah! A better, quicker, cheaper feeder for your quail. Well, I like it!
As always, be kind and tender to one another.