The parts are all from Walmart. The 6 gallon container is a bulk storage container with lid found in the plastic storage isle. The cost is under $5. The galvanized metal pan is located in the pet department as a pet feeder/waterer. The cost is under $3. I drilled 1 1/2" holes with a hole saw with the hole approximately 2" from the top of the hole to the bottom of the container. They are space fairly close all around. Then, I match drilled 3 small holes (about 3/16") through the bottom of the container and the metal pan. Then, I drilled 3 more holes in the metal pan so that I could use electrical ties to assemble them together. You can't tighten the electrical ties too tight or the hole in the thin metal pan will cut them off. You could use baling wire instead. Now, that's it. You now have a 6 gallon feeder for cheap. The lid snaps on really well. Now, you can keep the chickens well fed and you can take a break from feeding so often. Enjoy.