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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Molliep2, Mar 17, 2018.
I'm trying to figure out a good diy feeder/waterer. Do you have any suggestions?
5 gallon horizontal nipple waterer. The horizontal nipples can be bought on Amazon.
No waste feeder. You can use many different containers for these, I have a five and seven gallon bucket set up. Here is the thread link for the DIY feeder. https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...lon-25-feed-bucket-feeder-for-about-3.834227/
INSIDE the bucket with the elbows, the lid is off for the picture, I use a gamma lid.
I use something similar to this. Not my picture. Google "5 gallon chicken waterer" for lots of ideas.
I got my 5 gallon water containers from the dump (3) and one from the side of the road. If dented, fill with water and drop from 6" to pop the dents out. Works like a charm.
The feeder uses the 3" PVC 90 degree elbows. They work great. I put 6 around a 5 gallon bucket with a screw lid. Friction fit only. Had to silicone them to keep the water out. My feeder sits out in run. Easy peasy. Although the hole saw cost $40 and the elbows $4 each. I've made 3 feeders and 2 waterers. So since everything else was free, call it $6-10 each?
Utube will have a bunch of videos too. Plan on losing your weekend, if you utube ideas...
Cheers, best wishes and welcome.
5 gallon bucket with horizontal nipples for water.
PVC pipe with deep end cap for feed. See my coop article for details. Cheap and work well.
Google search DIY chicken feeders and there will be pages of different types.
Once you find a type that you like, search that particular one and you will find some that like it and some that hate it. Some work for some hens and not for others.
My water is similar to this https://cdn.insteading.com/wp-conte...ed-pvc-five-gallon-chicken-feeder-600x398.jpg
for food it's like this