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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

    Aneesa's Muse Songster

    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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