I Invented A Waterproof Outdoor Chicken Feeder For My Chicken Tractor

By krissieschickies · Apr 13, 2012 · ·
  1. krissieschickies
    [​IMG][​IMG]Using 4 inch pvc pipe and a rubber downspout to divert the chicken feed and there you have it. Hope I can post the pictures!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Nice feeder"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 26, 2018
    The article needs more build details and instructions
  2. Anonymous
    "Too brief"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 29, 2018
    More detail would be good.
  3. The Farmers' Daughter
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 23, 2018
    Not bad.
    Was the pipe and elbow glued together or just pushed together? How was it mounted? It's a shame that the bottom of the feeder is cut off in the 2nd picture.


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  1. smoothmule
    These aren't new, they are sold on ebay and other places. Been around a while and I hear they work well for most grand but not so much for crumbles
  2. krissieschickies
    I spent about $20 or less at Lowes.
  3. Gracie9205
    How much do you think you spent in materials? I really want to make something like this for my birds. Seems like I can never keep the water out of their feed when it rains
  4. krissieschickies
    No but it is easier than tinkertoys. Just get some 4 inch pvc pipe, the y like I have, and put it on upside down. Use a jig saw to cut away the bottom half of the feeder. Get a rubber reducer and put that in the y. I anchored mine in by drilling small holes in the y and poking wire through it and the reducer. I cemented what they call a test plug in the bottom and put a cap on the top of the pvc pipe. Later, which is not shown in the picture, I got another test plug and cut it moon shaped with tin snips and cemented it to the area where the feed comes out because they were scattering too much of it. Let me know if I can help some more or clarify something.
  5. ABitofDirt
    very cool! do you have any photos of how you put it together?

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