I needed to find a way to leave my chickens for the weekend without having to get someone to watch them. I found a 6 inch PVC pipe at work that was broken on the end. I cut the broke end off and cut a 2 inch notch in the other end. I placed the notched end in an old rubber feed bowl I had in my garage and screwed the top to the wall of my coop. Its in out of the weather and it holds about 30 lbs. of feed. I used my store bought 3 gallon drinker and hung it next to the feeder in the coop. This should let me leave my 18 birds home alone for 2 days without any problems.