Paul Maxwell entered our automatic
chicken feeder contest
with a very cheap and easy homemade feeder that stands up well to rough
He used a kitty litter
container and an old juice bottle as outer and inner containers,
attaching the two together with a piece of heavy steel wire. He
found the wire in the barn, bringing his total cost to $0, but
mentioned that you can use a wooden dowel if you don’t have any heavy
“It’s been working
flawlessly for years!” Paul wrote.
I love the simplicity of
Paul’s design, and its scalability to hold more or less feed. How
about a metal trash can as the outer container with a five gallon
bucket inside? Or two small containers to fit in the brooder?
keep chickens waterers for weeks with one change of water.