Another part of the fun of having chickens is watching my husband create chicken feeders from his homemade plans. He is so creative and comes up with ideas for all kinds of substitutes to the standard poultry equipment you see in the stores. Today I will be sharing another one of his feeder plans.
PVC Chicken Feeder
6″ PVC Pipe
Flower Pot Drain Base
Coffee Container Lid
Cut pvc pipe depending on the size you want. The one pictured is 40″ tall.
Drill 1 1/8″ holes around the base of the pipe.
Attach flower pot base to pvc pipe with screws.
Cover top opening with coffee container lid (or whatever you choose). We buy the large 27.8oz containers of coffee and this fit the 6″ pipe perfectly.
Once the poultry feeder is complete I filled it with chicken feed and the chickens immediately started eating from it.
The beauty of this type of poultry feeder is that it works off of gravity flow. Meaning as the chickens eat the feed more pours out at the bottom. The same goes for the feeder that was created by Babbie. In essence I have an automatic feeder for my chickens. I have only filled it halfway thus far but plan on filling it to the top to see how many days it will go without refilling. The only thing I see that may happen is when filled to the top it may get top-heavy so there may be a need to have it secured with blocks or something to keep it from tumbling over.
I hope these latest chicken feeders I have shared with you help to get you started on your own homemade plans. If so, drop me a line or leave a comment and let others know how you serve up your chicken feed.
Additional information…A cone was added inside of the feeder to help the flow of feed. In the comments Ken added a drawing to help.
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