Chicken Feeders DIY

At Tractor Supply you will find a large, ok a fairly large chicken feeder. They run $40 and upwards. We have built our own similar feeder but at about $10 per feeder. We purchased a 3″ hole saw, a 5 gallon bucket with a lid, and a galvanized feeder pan. We rustled up some screws and a piece of wood. 

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We drilled out four 3″ holes about equal distance around. Fairly simple, just be careful with actual drilling. The hole saw can catch.

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Then we got the feeder pan, which is larger than the circumference of the 5 gallon bucket.

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We placed our scrap piece of wood in the bottom of the bucket and drilled through the wood, the bucket AND the pan.

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We then flipped the whole thing upside down and drilled back into the pan and the wood to secure it when lifted by the handle when full of feed.

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And there you have it. A chicken feeder. This feeds about 12 full size/adult broiler chickens. Not too bad. We secure the lid to keep chickens (and their poop) out.

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