Homemade Chicken Feeder Pics wanted

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sahara, May 24, 2008.

  1. Sahara

    Sahara Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    Keystone Heights, FL
    I am in search of pictures of homemade chicken feeders for a project I am working on. If you are willing to share your pictures and directions, please let me know.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007

    Very cheesy - but it was free! LOL

    The bucket is screwed into that rubber bowl and has two corners on the bucket at the bottom cut off for the feed to flow out.
    Lasts about a week when I fill it.
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Not cheesy! I had a similar idea but I haven't found a suitable catch pan yet. I would like to suspend mine from the ceiling to prevent scratching and throwing. I made a feeder from PVC pipe but I am getting more chickens soon and I fear it won't be big enough when they are all grown. I bought some 2 gal. buckets with lids at a yard sale for 50 cents a piece and intend to make a couple of feeders like yours. Great idea!
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

  5. SillyChick

    SillyChick Songster

    Dec 15, 2007
  6. freshegg

    freshegg Songster

    May 15, 2008

    This seems to be a popular question I just posted same pic to a few with same question.. Just drill hole through bottom of planter base ($2.55 @ walmart) and 5 gallon bucket and bolt & nut together. cut opening near bottom of bucket on a few areas. use the handle to hang feeder holds 30-40 lbs feed. I got the bucket for a dollar at flea market from the food venders or ask your grocery store they will probley give it to you. Good luck
  7. millhoff

    millhoff In the Brooder

    Nov 25, 2007
    North East Ohio
    I made mine from a galvanized hog feed pan $2.50, 5 gallon bucket $2.99, all hardware $1.78 everything came from tractor supply. The hardware was for two feeders and I over did it as always. I drilled 1 inch holes around the base then bolted the bucket to the pan. My turkeys can eat from it just fine and because it is deeper so they can not fling the food out. Not to mention I saved at least $29.00 by building two feeders instead of buying them. I will try to post some pics when I get a chance.
  8. Sahara

    Sahara Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    Keystone Heights, FL
    Thanks for all the great posts. I will check out everything and as I progress with my project I will share the results. Thanks again!
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Pop rivets also work really well to connect the pan to the 'bucket' part of the feeder. Strength is not much of an issue, since the only weight that's in the pan part is whatever little bit of food is actually out there in the trough to be eaten - the bucket itself supports the weight of the main reservoir of food.

    I mention this in case someone else out there, like me, finds it easier to locate the pop-rivet tool and the box o' rivets than to find nuts that match whatever small bolts you can scrounge up [​IMG]

  10. LuckyStella

    LuckyStella Hatching

    May 28, 2008
    New York
    Quote:I just wanted to thank you for posting this pic--I made my chicken feeder using your model, having most of the materials at hand (I went with the green plant base rather than terra cotta, though).

    Thanks again!


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