Homemade Chicken Feeder $3 to make!!! With Pics....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by head4dmtns, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. head4dmtns

    head4dmtns Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2008
    Chuckey, TN
    We're moving our Rhode Island Reds out to the coop on Thanksgiving day and we still didn't have a decent feeder for them. So I told DH that he needed to design something during the football games last night! [​IMG]

    So he designed a chicken feeder from 3 of these

    Eight of these

    and one of these

    Total cost....$3 for the pan on the bottom.
    My job was to make sure that all the paint was out of the buckets and from around the rims....we used cans from water-based paint only, that way I could get it out with soap and water. My hands are chapped and raw from all the scrubbing, but I got it done.

    Anyway, here's what we came up with.....

    It holds about 3 1/2 gallons of food, and we can always add more paint buckets onto it if we need a bigger one. We may have to design something for the top so they can't perch on it, but I suspect that it will come almost all the way up to the ceiling of the coop, so it might not be a problem. Tell me what y'all think......
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Wow! What a great feeder and such an ingenious dh! You know you will have to share him from time to time. [​IMG]
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    That's really creative! Way to recycle [​IMG]
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    The amount of incredible brains on this forum always amaze me! Such great ideas and creative ways to reuse products that normally wind up in landfills is just genius!
  5. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    I did something similar with a 5 gallon bucket with several holes around the bottom and one of those hog pans from TSC. For the waterer I used a 5 gallon bucket with a lid and drilled a few small holes near the lid. I than flip it onto the lid in the hog pan.
  6. Lee

    Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Marion County, IN
    Quote:Yes, I made one like yours and really like it. thanz!
    Hope ya don't mind. [​IMG]
  7. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    very good feeder I love cheap stuff.
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Very nice. I'll be making a few of those for myself. You cant beat $3 feeders. [​IMG]
  9. rubyv67

    rubyv67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2008
    That is really cool. [​IMG]
  10. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Now that's thinking "outside of the box" or the "paint can" in this case! [​IMG]

    I think I will try your idea, too! Thanks for sharing it with us along with the pictures, too. [​IMG]

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