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Reply about 6" Pvc Pipe feeders PICS inside come look.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' 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. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Love it! Thanks for the pics. [​IMG]
  3. bblackburne

    bblackburne Hatching

    Jun 12, 2008
    Quote:hi nic ,
    i like your idea on your feeder.i have made the same feeder also.instead of putting wire in mine to keep the birds out i set a 3 gallon bucket over the 6"pipe.has worked very well for me and gives the birds an extra roost.
    just thought i would pass on the idea to you.
  4. GallowayFarms

    GallowayFarms Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Thanks. Most of the time I ask construction guys I know to save their 5 gallon buckets for me. Where did you find "Free" 3 gallon buckets [​IMG]

    p.s. I use the 5 gallon buckets to carry water and feed in, and have lots of extra lids. hahaha.


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