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3 feeders for $3

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crawfordmama, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    I just couldn't see spending $30+ on feeders at the store. My local grocery store gave me 1 gallon buckets with lids that held potato salad, and I bought 12" diameter plant saucers from Walmart for $1 each. After thoroughly washing all components, I took a utility knife and cut 2"L x 1/2" H openings in the buckets. I cut 4 openings for the feed bucket about an inch from the bottom. I placed in top-up in the saucer so it can be easily filled and the lid can be replaced. They hold approximately 5lbs of feed, which is perfect for my small flock.

    I cut only 1 opening for the water bucket about 2 inches from the top of the bucket. After filling, I put the lid on, placed the saucer on top, then inverted it to create a vacuum.
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Very well done! Thanks for posting this. [​IMG]
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member 8 Years

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Very cool ideas!! [​IMG]


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