Self Feeder For Hogs

Many farmers claim distinct advantages in the self feeder for hogs. Among others the following points are raised: (a) Less labor is required than by the hand-feeding system, (b) A smaller amount of feed is used in making pork, (c) It allows the pigs to eat as. often as they choose and gives them free choice regarding the proportions and amounts of the different feeds, consequently they are never hungry or gorged with feed.

The size of a self feeder can only be determined by the needs of the individual farmer.

Material Required .

2 pieces 2"xl0"xl2' 0" matched flooring.

1 piece 2"x4"xl2' 0" skids.

2 pieces 2"x4"xl0' 0" rafters and studs.

1 piece 2"x4"xl2 0" for triangular strips in corners of troughs.

15 pieces I"x6"xl2' 0" matched flooring (actual measurements i&//x5%"x 12' 0".

5 pieces 1//x6,/x14/ 0" matched flooring for roof.

2 pieces I"x6"xl2' 0" unmatched lumber, ridge board, sides and ends.

2 pieces I"xl0"xl2' 0" unmatched lumber for slides, triangular blocks, guides for slides, cleats for door.

Lumber for desired cross partitions.

68 square feet of roofing paper.

6 heavy strap hinges.

1 lb. lOd. common nails.

4 2%" bolts with thumb nuts.

Directions

If it is so desired the skids may be cut from a piece of 2" x 4" x 14' 0" and allowed to project out at the ends of the feeder. By boring holes thru the skids near the ends means are provided for hitching a team of horses and dragging the feeder to any desired location.

Matched lumber which is designated 1" x 6" varies in width of face. Some manufacturers make it 5^4" face, others 5^". The size, 514" appears most frequently the dimension used and is the measurement used in the drawing.

Cross partitions have purposely been omitted from the drawing as the variety and amounts of the various feeds rest with the farmer. A method of constructing a cross partition is shown in the detail drawing.

The roofing should be placed over the hinges. A separate piece should be placed over each door and the piece at top should lap down onto the door from 1 y2" to 2".

The size of opening may be varied for different feeds from to 3" by use of the adjustable slides.

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