Reply about 6" pvc feeders. Pics inside come take a look

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GallowayFarms, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. GallowayFarms

    GallowayFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ok here is an over view shot of my feeder I made. I used 5 or 6 inch pvc sch 40 and the lid to a 5 gallon bucket. With some 9 week old cornishxrock for scale.

    Using "L" brackets I got a Lowes ( you can get them at most hardware stores), I screwed them to the pipe first using 1/4" or 3/8" self tapping sheet metal screws. About any screw would work. I wouldn't use drywall screws though. I lined the bottom of the pipe up with the first hole on the "L" bracket. That gave me about a 3/8" gap at the bottom I believe.

    To finish the feeder off you will want a top or a way to keep the chickens from jumping in them. I lost a couple smaller chickens from where they jumped in early in the morning and I was at work all day and by the time I got home they had died.

    I drilled holes in mine and ran wire back and forth between the holes. I keep my feeders under a roof so I don't worry about rain getting in them. The wire works great bc I don't have to keep up with the lids or worry about the chickens knocking a lid off.


    I hope anyone else like me that is cheep and like to recycle things.

    Good Luck

  2. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    That's a great idea!
  3. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Thank you, Nick! That is an awesome idea and I am definitely "cheap" [​IMG]

    In fact, I'll be heading over to a nearby construction site in a few... just to see if I can scrounge any pvc pipe and various wood scraps. The guys get a kick out of me ...between little bird houses and my chicken run/coop.. I guess I'm great entertainment! [​IMG]

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