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DIY Chicken Feeders

Ruth Ann ReyesRuth Ann Reyes Managing Director TGNShy of the Chi - Zone 5bPosts: 348 admin

Please share your photos of your chicken feeders. I'd love to see them!

My husband built these clever PVC feeders for our flock. So far it has worked out super well! It is a breeze to adjust the height for new pullets, they are really easy to fill using a funnel, and they definitely create less waste. In fact, I'd venture to say we have ZERO waste.

Would you want us to create a DIY tutorial, video, or eBook on how we made them?

Let me know!!!

Ruth


Comments

  • Ed BronnerEd Bronner Posts: 9 ✭✭

    Those look nice. Look to hold 3-5 pounds of feed? How long between fills for your flock?

  • Merin PorterMerin Porter Editorial Director Southwest Colorado (Zone 6a)Posts: 735 admin

    Also curious as to how much they hold each.... :)

  • Ruth Ann ReyesRuth Ann Reyes Managing Director TGN Shy of the Chi - Zone 5bPosts: 348 admin

    That's a good question, y'all. They hold a few pounds, that is for sure. We only need fill them up every few days and we have 15 girls.

  • JimersonJimerson Super J Pilot Point, TXPosts: 260 admin
    edited April 2019

    I built one almost exactly like this in my last chicken coop and it worked greate. I just installed a similar one in my new coop, but it has a little roof over the bottom so that rain can't get to it. And yes yes, shame on me for purchasing this new one rather than making it myself. 😅

    This one holds 10lbs of feed.

  • Ruth Ann ReyesRuth Ann Reyes Managing Director TGN Shy of the Chi - Zone 5bPosts: 348 admin
    edited April 2019

    Very cool, Jimerson! The little roof is clever!

    Mark built a little awning over our feeder in the outdoor run so the feed stays dry. So far, the feed hasn't gotten wet!


  • JimersonJimerson Super J Pilot Point, TXPosts: 260 admin

    Either way, these things are amazing!

  • EarlKellyEarlKelly Penn state master gardener Northeastern Pennsylvania zone 5bPosts: 230 ✭✭✭

    Anymore recent updates? Looking for ideas for my chicken tractor. Love what I have seen so far. Very clever.

  • nksunshine27nksunshine27 IdahoPosts: 333 ✭✭✭

    im in the process of making a treadle feeder but in the meantime my husband made a 5 gallon bucket feeder with two PVC 90's there is a youtube video on it

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