Easy and Cheep Feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dacdeihl, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    NorthEast, In
    I got this idea off another site. Don't have the source. But I tryed it and it worked great.
    1. I used a new five gallon bucket with lid.
    2. Bought a rubbar feed bucket that the five gallon bucket would sit inside of with about two iches all around. make sure it's one that is a low feed bucket about 4 inch high sides.
    3. Cut out three holes in the bottom of the five gallon bucket equal distance to each other. Each opening is about 2 inches wide and shapes in a mouse hole shape.
    4. Screwed the five gallon bucket to the bottom of the rubbar feeder, or when the feed gets low the hens will tip it over.
    5. Fill it with feed. I've used both crumbles and pellets. I will soon be making another small on for oyster crumbles.
    Total cost: I got a free bucket from Ace hardware on a deal they had. $2.00 for a lid and about $6 for the rubbar feed bucket. Try it and let me know if you like it. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    can you post a picture of it, I'm having a hard time visualizing it.
  3. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    I think its the same as most the 5 gal feeders on here... am I right?
  4. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Is this the style of feeder you are talking about. I too made one it works great the only difference is I added a funnel in the center of the bucket(pointy end up) to feed the pellets towards the holes.
  5. FrizzleDizzle

    FrizzleDizzle Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2009
    Harpers Ferry, WV
    what a great idea. i think i may try making one, only a little smaller.
  6. mschickychick

    mschickychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    I love that idea. Gotta make one.

  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    Great idea, I will try this and hang
    in the coops great for the cold months coming ,no need to have to fill every day.I bought a 5gal.water feed and the cost 40.00
    these pets better greet me with a smile everyday.
  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Wow, great idea!
  9. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    I made one but and the bottom I put the bucket in a kitty litter box.
  10. TatersChickens

    TatersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2009
    Newton Alabama
    I made one to. Works great. Gonna make more.

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