Plywood Box Feeder Plans
Photo shows several
box feeders in use
These plans are in the "Sheep
Housing and Equipment Handbook" published by the Midwest Plan Service.
The book is jam packed with plans for building just about any thing you'll need
to help manage, feed and house your sheep. To purchase copy go to:
www.mwps.org. On the left side under
Publications click on Livestock, then Sheep, to find
We've built a lot of these
feeders and find them to be very useful. They will easily hold up to a
half a bale of hay if you're self feeding. They can be moved by one person
(by turning feeder on it's side and rolling to a new location), and they work
about as well as any other feeders we've tried to keep fleeces clean because the
sheep have to eat from the bottom.
Notes: we've come up
with a few modifications to these plans...
LEGS - we use stub pieces of 4" x 4" posts for the legs. It gives the
feeder more stability then 2" x 4" posts do.
METAL STRAPS - we haven't found these to be necessary.
UPRIGHTS - we use scrap pieces of 2" x 4"s instead of 2" x 2"s since we usually
have some lying around.