This feeder improves on other PVC gravity feeder designs by solving these key problems:
- Mess and wasted feed: The enclosed feeder design and front spill guard eliminates mess and wasted feed
- Rain getting in the feeder opening: A rain hood keeps the grain dry
- Keeps pests’ away: Easily seal the feeder closed with a cap to keep rats and other pests away at night.
In the past I have found it frustrating and time consuming to try and follow other feeder designs with only a photo and some very rough detail to go from. To make this feeder super easy for others to make and use, I have put together a step by step DIY instruction manual.
** You can download the manual here (its Free) **
This manual covers:
- A list of equipment and materials needed
- Exact dimensions – Getting the dimensions right are important to prevent mess and to stop chickens flicking out the feed with their beaks
- Painting PVC
- DIY scoop which makes it easy to fill the feeder
- How to set up the feeder and where to place it
- How to introduce the feeder to the chickens
- Cleaning and maintenance
I hope you find it useful – happy chicken keeping!
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Looking for more Chicken Feeder ideas? Check out my other BYC article where I compare 8 feeder designs
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