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Building a Chicken Feeder on the Cheap

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JohnL11935, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. JohnL11935

    JohnL11935 Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    You can build it even cheaper. Go to a deli or a grocery store that has a deli and ask for a free bucket. I have my choice of two sizes at my local grocery, 2 gallon and 4 gallon free food grade plastic buckets with lid. The lid has an o-ring that makes it water tight.
     
  3. lavacaw

    lavacaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea! Think I will try one with my rabbits to see how it works for them![​IMG]
     
  4. jthayerkatz

    jthayerkatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GREAT link Thanx [​IMG]
     
  5. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I like that with the relish tray! Might have to try that!!
     
  6. awtandrocks

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    I saw this somewhere before and I just got the buckets for free from my local Winn-Dixi and will be making a feeder and waterer based on this design.

    Great Stuff [​IMG]
     
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    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love that idea! I'll be trying it very soon.
     
  8. poltroon

    poltroon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! I have buckets like that already. I'm not sure where to find relish trays like that, though. Any thoughts?
     
  9. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only a few chickens.... 5 gallon bucket is way too much. But after having seen this post yesterday I realized today at work that I can use one of those big plastic ice cream buckets (stff brought in ice cream.....empty bucket was going to be thrown out.....not!). Anyway, it holds like 5 qt and has a lid and handle. I have big plastic "saucers" for flower pots, will use one of those and ....voila....small bucket feeder....free [​IMG]
     
  10. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can try the Dollar Tree or some other Dollar store, I see them there alot.

    I think that its a great idea. I currently have a metal feeder the birds get in it all the time. I am going to try this one.
     
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