Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Old Fashioned Way of Feeding - And a Short Commercial Break!

"Mr. Wonderful LOVES CHICKEN(s)
In my travels I found another "Old Timer" - a Purina TUBE Feeder!   Lucky ME!  My "Mr. Wonderful" puts up with my fancy for "All Things Chicken", and this includes the Poultry Transport Crate I posted about recently, and now, THIS little beauty:
Prairie Dog, Purina Feeder, and Maggie May (on right)
(Reminder: Click on photos to enlarge.)  I believe this feeder goes back to around 1940's, and it's made out of galvanized metal, so very little rust spots are on it.  I was told it was sitting idle for the past 25 years, underneath some pine trees, and it has been EMPTY (except for accumulated rain water, I'm sure!)    The checkerboard pattern in red is still visible, as is the prize ribbon design.  The removeable roof top has indentations to resemble roof thatching.  It can also be hung inside a large chicken barn when the roof top is removed, or used as pictured for feeding in a yard as I am doing.
  You can see my Corgi, Prairie Dog, eyeballing the feeder.  If you know the CORGI breed, they are ALWAYS HUNGRY!  Prairie will try to get the bread scraps I toss to the hens, and it is all she can do to refrain from grabbing the bread when I say "NO!" to her, the little scamp!

And NOW - the Commercial Break:
 For those of you who ALSO purchase Purina Feeds as I do, here's a little tip that will help to save money on animal feeds.  All you have to do is sign up!  I've been getting coupons in my email from Purina for Horse Feed, Chicken Feed, and other feeds/products.  Savings range from $1.50 to $5.00 on 40 - 50# bags, which is darned good, in my estimation!  I just printed off 3 coupons I needed this morning, and if you would like to sign up for free coupons of your own, go to the Purina Mills site by clicking HERE, and use this code number: 212621 when you register!

the ChickenWrangler


Beth said...

You have a good find in the chicken feeder.

Mr. Wonderful looks happy in his chicken shirt. :-)

Cherrie said...

Great post and photos. Who doesn't like saving money. I too have been trying to use more coupons every little bit helps.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hhhhow -dee! in my best Minnie Pearl!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following.
I love my chickens... My friendly flock as I like to call them and my ceramic collectibles ...I'm not so in love with The Nuggets...but am hoping they'll be tasty! :)

It is nice to get to know you and am your newest follower!


Chatty Crone said...

Mr. Wonderful looks wonderfully happy! And who doesn't like to eat mom? sandie

TexWisGirl said...

i am so laughing at that t-shirt! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You find the coolest things! This feeder sure sounds like it's made to last!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

If you ever put Mr. W on ebay, he'd be snatched up immediately!! Can you imagine if corgis were fed by an auto feeder? They would eat until they popped!

Angela said...

That is a sweet find! I don't think I've ever seen one before. I KNOW how corgi's are with their food! lol Jazz is always hungry! lol Good thing for her that she gets to run free and chase squirrels that help to keep her fit and trim! haha She's not trim but she is fit! lol said...

What an awesome find! Almost as awesome as your Corgi! She's so adorable:)


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your feeder is a fun find and I'm lovin' hubby's t-shirt:@)

Whosyergurl said...

Dear CW: Did I know you have a Corgi? I have a Corgi, too. A Welsh Pembroke tri-color named Chelsea Kabob. She just turned 4 on June 30. I love her very much! xo, Cheryl