a family member has been saving for me these gigantic non dairy creamer containers that have handles on them. sort of like a milk jug, but with a much bigger mouth. perfect for feed. seems to hold about four pounds or so. i LOVE it. much better than anything official. plus can set it down and since it has a bottom to it, doesn't tump over. the only thing is i have been feeding chickens more which i'm sure they're not complaining about. my budget is though. i will ask her to keep saving these for me. do you find unusual uses for everyday implements? what do you do with them?