So my second diy , inspired by BYC is this no spill feeder. Now at first i though this would be a money saver. And im sure in the long run it will be. But this was not a "cheap" solution to our feed waste problem. Previously ww were feeding trough style. With 5 chickens this was fine. With 13 ita a little more problematic and since chicken math requires i get more in spring we needed some way to stop wasting feed. So of course i come to BYC and find this thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...o-spill-feeders-and-creative-waterers.822112/ Alot of great ideas on that thread. So I went wirh the tote and elbows idea. I bought: 6 3" pvc 90degree street elbows ( they only have the ridge on one side) 3.98 a piece. A tote ( actually 2 because dh destroyed the first one. He tried to use a reciprocating saw since we didnt want to shell out $16 for the hole saw) $10 a piece We didnt have to buy water proof silicone since we has some. Dh finally found a friend who had the hole sae but it was a 3 3/8 inch and it was tight getting the elbows in. Others have recommendes a 3 1/2 inch. So we spent $45 on this feeder . If you were doing it yourself and had to buy everything ( assuming youbhave a drill for the hole saw) it would cost about $55. Now consider that this feeder is only $5 more . also holds a 50 lb bag. So i love my feeder and its fun to diy but sometimes its good to buy it too. So i decided im going to buy this feeder next...and hang it on the side of my coop. These should be the last feeders I need for the size flock I plan on having.