Space-Saving Feeder

By ChickenFatHead · May 28, 2019 · Updated May 28, 2019 ·
  1. ChickenFatHead
    IMG_20190511_110559.jpg IMG_20190427_151019.jpg Inspired by the popular PVC bucket feeder. I built the feeder into a box that was then secured to the supporting studs of the run. It can hold a 45lb. bag of feed and, as the original design, is fairly resistant to chickens that like to pick the feed out first (I had a problem with one particular bird, Scrambled). It is filled with a door on the outside of the run and is secured with a carabiner, like the other doors of my coop. I used 2x4s as the basis of the measurements so it's not very thick but it was 44" between studs so it amounts to a moderate sized box. Total dimensions: 44" x 20" x 4"

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Recent User Reviews

  1. MROO
    "Interesting Feeder"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 14, 2019
    This looks pretty good. I'm curious as to how moisture/water resistant it turned out, especially in rainy weather.
    1. ChickenFatHead
      I hadn't considered it but I live in Southern California. The run is covered so it doesn't get direct rainfall. Sprinklers & splash may be an issue, though minor.
  2. WannaBeHillBilly
    "Ingenious implementation!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed May 30, 2019
    What an ingenious way to build a no-waste feeder!
    I wish i had seen this article before i build such a feeder out of a Rubbermade plastic container.
    Nice pictures, one understands immediately how it works.
  3. Anonymous
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed May 29, 2019
    1. ChickenFatHead
      Ummm... why 'No'?


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