DIY Chicken Feeder

The finished Chicken Feeder next to the origianl chicken brooder feeder.
This shows you the new feeder and the old feeder.

Now that my chickens are outside and growing faster than ever I have found myself filling their old chicken feeder daily. Which is OK if I have the time, but as we all know life rarely gives you the time to do what you want to.

Most commercially made feeders cost around $30. I wanted to see if I could build my own DIY Chicken Feeder for less than that.

DIY Chicken Feeder
I went to Wal-Mart and bought a 5 gallon bucket and two lids.
I then drilled a series of holes around the bottom of the bucket.
I then placed some spare wood that I had on the bucket. The wood is about 1″ thick.
I then screwed the extra lid to the bottom of the bucket.
This shows you a side view of the layers.
The finished Chicken Feeder next to the origianl chicken brooder feeder.
This shows you the new feeder and the old feeder.
I then filled the bucket with feed and left it for the chickens. I think a 5 gallon bucket will hold about 25lbs of feed.

The total cost for this project was under $7.50.

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