Simple Pvc Hopper Type Feeder

  1. jeb251




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    Hi all,
    I made the first one of theese about two years ago, now I have about ten of them of different sizes, they are so easy to make and they work great
    I take a piece of three or four inch pvc pipe what ever length I need or that will fit in the space IO intend to put it and cut about a two inch notch out of the end

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    a closer shot of the notch

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    then I put two screws in the pipe with the notch facing forward through the 5 inch sewer cap to hold the whole thing together

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    a closer look

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    then I put two screws in the pipe with the notch facing forward through the 5 inch sewer cap to hold the whole thing together

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    then I make a hanger hole with a smaller hole just abouve it so that it doesnt fall off

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    this one is used in my brooder so I put two holes in it so that I could adjust the height as the birds grow

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    the mounting screw

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    closer look at the mounting screw


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    and here it is mounted on the screw in side the coop


    here is what I like about these feeders


    1. they are easy to make (takes about five mins)
    2. they are simple to use



    3. they can be moved easily
    4. they can be made what ever size you need without taking any more time
    5. they are very very cheap


    I cant think of anything I dont like about them

    make one for yourself, if you dont like you only have $5 and 5 minuets in the whole thing

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  1. junglejim70
    That's great ideal....I have some similar to this but I use a bigger bottom and they scratch the feed out on the ground. I'm fixing to go to the smaller bottom like yours so they won't waste much feed. Thanks for sharing........
  2. Reta Fleming
    You dont have to use a sewer cap. You can use anything such as a round high cake pan. This way morechi ks can feed at once. The larger the pipe the less times you have to go fill it up
  3. Maryscoop
    Best idea out there! Very simple.
  4. TJordan
    Hummm very nice!!!!
  5. ZamundaFarm
  6. jykmoy
    I made two of these feeders and they are wonderful. Have been using them for almost two years now! Have not noticed any pellets on the floor of my coop.
  7. teneyck farms
    i will be making a few of theese
  8. Katcynth
    Hmmmm I'm thinking this would work with water... going to try and make a smaller notch! Love the idea! Thanks!
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  9. Jamn
    And this idea goes to Europe as well, thanks for sharing
  10. mynewbabies
    Great idea, I have been looking for something that is easy and not so messy, hopefully this will work well for the ducks too!

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