Automatic Wood Chicken Feeder

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    Submitted by John Riddell.
    A chicken can open it herself by stepping on the platform.

    "When she stands on the platform the door opens. It means pests can't get to the food, so less wastage. She took about three weeks to learn to use it."

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  1. Two Chicksahs
    That is so clever and cool! I love little wood projects! I notice you left it au natural... Did you post the plans?
  2. sunshynertc
    My hubby is going to make my hens one in a few weeks.
  3. chik love
  4. zachmath12345
    that is beastly!
  5. acro1010
    Have any gotten their heads stuck?
  6. MyPetNugget
    This is THE BEST and cutest idea for a chicken feeder yet!!!! I LOVE it!
  7. lizmcd
    Omg I love it. So much food gets wasted. And that means money wasted. I definitely wanna build this for my girls.
  8. Matthfoster
    very nice... hope they dont jump up while feeding.
  9. Chickengeorge1
    Are theses available to buy??
  10. chicken-herder
  11. reeac
    The plans for one very similar to this one are at www.homegardendesignplan.com His plans require a little thicker wood but with support like the pictures from the one at the top you can use thinner wood and get the same results. When you get o the page look at the top for free plans click on that and download the one for the feeder. I'm building mine now and so far so good.
  12. reeac
    The plans for one very similar to this one are at www.homegardendesignplan.com His plans require a little thicker wood but with support like the pictures from the one at the top you can use thinner wood and get the same results. When you get o the page look at the top for free plans click on that and download the one for the feeder. I'm building mine now and so far so good.
  13. TweetyNPetey
    So amazing! I wonder if my little Seramas are too small to be able to open it...
  14. smudge
    Hello, I'm smudges kid. WOW! It is just so COOL!!!!
  15. Silver Silkie
    This a unique and interesting design!!!
  16. cluckcrazy
    Awesome!!!
  17. Chicken Goddess
    This is so cool! Im soo making this for my chickens. stupid rats always get to the food supply!! :(
  18. redneck farmer
    that is so cool!!
  19. Kraeuterelfe
    That is a great idea!!!
  20. ahaugfarm
    This Is GREAT!!
  21. SandiDent
    I found it! The step by step plans are in the July/August. 2011 issue of Grit. This issue is about keeping your chickens safe. DIY Chicken Feeder.
  22. SandiDent
    I know I saw the plans for this in either Grit or hobby farm or home... Back Yard Poultry... I know I saw this in one of them leaning toward Backyard Poultry... will look it up cause this is a must have! I would like the feed storage space taller to handle more chickens. our neighbor has a good 20+ chickens and I must show her this!
  23. TexasLady
    I think you're right. It would probably need to lower into something to keep the other heads out so they didn't get stuck. They would probably die a pretty awful death if they couldn't get out for a period of time. I'd hate to consider that. I suppose a person could just add side walls that extended to the front, but I'm not a carpenter.
  24. LuxuryOverdose
    I think the design is wonderful for a single chicken, but have concerns about other chickens coming in from the side to eat, only to be decapitated if the hen that's activated the lid decides she full and steps off. The problem could possibly be avoided by making the side walls higher and allowing the lid to lower into a sleeve.
  25. chicken girl 8
    Can you post some instructions for this? Please
  26. LoveChickens123
    soooo cool how do you make one
  27. ashloy
    I wanted to thank you for your great idea, We spent $35.00 dollar today and 2 days and we have made ur very own feeder. Thanks to you. I will posts pictures on my memberships. Thanks again
  28. Tammy N
    chicken feeder , cat toy,dog toy hiders , Human cookie jar for kids under 16
  29. naranjo33
    I have to build me one of this!
  30. Goober1201
    I <3 THIS!!!
  31. jadoremesfilles
    This is so cool. Our teenagers would love it so much, it might be worth making just to amuse THEM!!
  32. KeeleyBB12
  33. Elise Ilona
    You could make some money for your chickens by selling these... hint, hint, hint...
  34. sara213
    Very neat!
  35. micheller1210
  36. Arjay-chicken
    Would really like to see how to make. If at all possiible PLEASE POST BLUE PRINT on how to make. You can teach them to do things to help with there care. Ours will go in the lot at night. Without giving them food to go. And they have learned when heading off the yard a big camaflog jacket gose after them. So they stay close-to=home.
  37. Barred4Life
  38. Graham Lane
    Does it also keep rats and mice out of the feed. Small birds, obviously.
  39. TexasLady
    Really neat!
  40. Leahs Mom
    Do you have measurements for this or a rough drawing that have measurements noted that you could share?
  41. AngryRooster
    This is great! I've got to make one!
  42. Strysa
    Great idea! Would love to have one.
  43. tyeshens
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  45. riverpilot69
    Can you post some plans for this? Thanks.
  46. Minniechickmama
  47. thebanthams
    This is awsome !!

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