2014 started off badly for me health wise, in and out of the hospital, sometimes for days straight. Flock had enough supplies to last a week without maintenance, thought they would be fine, and they always were, except once, when I was confined for 9 days straight unexpectedly. Had to have my daughter travel 2 hours just to feed my birds... With all my down time, I came up with this idea for an extended indoor feeding station. I just built it this weekend. Mind you, the flock spends their waking time, and eats, 90% outdoors, in an enclosed secure run. I feed them fermented feed whenever possible... I built this mostly for peace of mind, and as a backup. Three stations, 3" PVC pipes with Y fitting. Concrete 16" paver block for nail and beak maintenance. It is sitting on 2 8" cinder blocks, I use deep litter. Middle station is for feed. Picture shows the reserve, a 5 gallon reused water bottle with the funnel, a cutoff of another 5 gallon water bottle for extra reserve. It will easily hold 30+ pounds. It probably will last well over a month, if used exclusively. This reserve empties straight down into the middle feeder. Above shows the 3 stations. Far left holds Grit, middle holds Feed, far right holds Crushed Oyster shells. Far left and right are capped. 2 foot pipe probably holds over a years supply of grit and oyster shell. Another picture of the feed reserve, I'm pretty sure I put close to 40 pounds in there. The reserve just sits in place, no nails or glue. Everything can come apart easily if needed. It's only been 2 days, but this seems to be working well . Just thought I would share in case someone else needed ideas.