Easyfree Feeder All Materials Recycled

  1. lil'turkeymama
    I love to recycle/reuse and reduce everything I can.I don't see any need to add to the local landfill if I can help it at all.I made this feeder from items I collected from stuff I was saving.
    Parts needed....
    1 5 gallon bucket/lid
    1 busted cattle feed tub
    1 old unused light shield
    1x3 10" board
    3 drywall screws

    Tools needed
    tape measure
    marker
    drill
    spade bit 3/4"
    bit for screws

    jig saw for cutting the tub

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    I first drilled 3/4 inch holes around the bottom of the bucket.I measured 1" from the bottom of the bucket and used the spade bit to drill the holes.
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    I then marked the tub at 3" and used a jig saw to cut it.I stacked the bucket with the light shield in it into the tub base with the 1"x3" board under it all and run screws though it.I reckon the board under the bucket/tub doesn't matter as it is a hanging feeder.

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    I still need to duct tape the hole in the light shield.Plus it got a major cleaning.I'm not sure all the feed will run out as planned but at least it won't get wasted like it does in just trays.

    This is the final product going into the turkey growing pen.I will adjust the height to fit the middle birds as the littler ones are still learning where it's at.

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  1. Two Chicksahs
    Great repurposing and utilitarianism! Same thing... pinching pennies in today's economy is a must for many of us.
  2. Two Chicksahs
    Great repurposing and utilitarianism! Same thing... pinching pennies in today's economy is a must for many of us.
  3. Two Chicksahs
    Great repurposing and utilitarianism! Same thing... pinching pennies in today's economy is a must for many of us.
  4. handyman42
    Looks great, I got a "cover" for a commercial feeder I'm using in the bottom of my 5gal bucket and I'll probably use a trash can lid or the bottom of a 55 gal plastic barrel. I totally understand about the waste you get from just using open trays.
  5. Eileen 1930
    This is a great idea and I am gathering the items as I type. My chickens are 14 weeks old and have wasted so much food and this will be a great idea. They scratch so much and tip their feeder and it goes though the screen and is wasted. So this will surely be the answer to my problem. Thanks for sharing Eileen1930
  6. CoffeeCreekChix
    This is a super & simple idea!! Plus I already have all the materials.
  7. CoopersCoop
    This is great! I'll have to try it!
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  9. bruceha2000
    It may not get ALL the feed out to the chickens but I gotta believe the reflector will send at least 95% the right way. All the space taken up by the reflector would likely have been a pile of inaccessible feed. Great SIMPLE idea.
  10. danny swanger
    Nice job,great idia.
  11. Deviant
    I like this I might have to make me one as soon as my chicks get in there run

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