Show off your homemade chicken feeders

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Anny, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Hey I've seen a couple of nice chicken feeders on here, and I'd like to see some more!


    Show off your home made auto feeders and such things. I'm looking for a simple to build, easy to use, chicken feeder. (and waterer)
  2. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2008
    I would like to see them too if anyone has them.
  3. WikkitGateFarm

    WikkitGateFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2008
    Pickaway County, Ohio
    Ours, in the new tractor:


    On a more serious note, there are many plans online for deer feeders that would work very well with only slight modification. Here's one example. I have some 6" schedule 80 pvc that I was considering making into a reel feeder. I'll let you know how that project goes.

    Another idea: in large production systems, they use augers to deliver feed. I might have to play around with making a little one that I can hook up to a bin with a 50 lb. capacity. The vanes of the auger could prevent some billing out. Put the hopper in the feed storage area, crank a handle a few times, and the birds are fed. Would work really well for Cornish X birds that needed feed restriction.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2008
  4. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2008
    this is mine. In the back I have a bucket with holes in the bottom.Cut a hole for a inch and a half pvc.With a jucy juice bottle cut for the funnel.Cauled around the hole and the white bucket beside it goes over it to keep the rain out. Feed ever 2 cost 0

    Last edited: Jun 11, 2008
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Thats a neat idea
  6. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2008
    thank you if i had the camera today i would show my waterer i made.Wife is makind pic at school for fathers day.But what i did i took a old paint bucket.Dilled holes close to the bottom the size of a pencil.The bucket lid had a cap you can take of.its setting in a cat litter box. So when i fill it up I take old pencil to close the holes in the bottom , then i take the top off and fill every thing up including the litter box.Put the cap on, and pull the pencils out and it last almost a week.I have seen them were people just druills hole at the top and turns it over.I,m disable I can't pick up 10ibs so i make every thing easy for me and the kids
  7. llamagirl

    llamagirl Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2009
    Western NC
    Here's mine thanks to Nifty-Chicken!
    I needed one to go in a mobile Chicken Run.
    View my page and check out the supplies.

    Last edited: Jul 10, 2009
  8. Hambone

    Hambone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Union, KY
    Bump. I need ideas.
  9. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009

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