Build this Pvc Chicken Food Feeder Homesteading Equipment DIY Project simple and frugally so you will save money with less feed waste.
For homesteaders with plenty of hens and chickens to feed, it is important to build up and easy path for them to get their feed. You have to get plenty of feed, pounds and pounds of it, to last a whole month. Chicken feeders, however, aren’t constructed to hold enough food for that long, so here’s a feeder you can build that will carry a large amount of food. Get the following to build a homemade chicken feeder: 1 trough with gaps for chickens to pick the feed out of, 1 10′ section of 3″ PVC, 2 long sweep elbow, 90 degrees, 1 street sweep elbow, 90 degrees, 1 3″ rubber flexible end cap, and 1 3″ end cap. This should cost you around $30.
1 – 10′ section of 3? PVC (you could use any size over 2?). Cost $8.49
2 – Long Sweep elbow 90 degree. Cost $2.69
1 – Street Sweep elbow 90 degree. Cost $3.29
1 – 3 rubber flexible end cap (screw driver needed to tighten). Cost $4.99
1 – 3 end cap. Cost $1.39
Total Cost: $23.54 plus taxes
Your chicken feeder will use the trough and keep it about nine inches off the ground and mounted to a 2×4 piece of wood on the wall. The large rubber cap on one end will keep the feed from spilling out. A street sweep elbow will then attach itself to the lengthier section of PVC that will stand upright, running up the wall mounted, and go outside the coop. The two long sweep elbows will connect together like an S and have the other end cap attached to close out the post holding the feed.
This will allow you to pour pounds of feed into the post and carry it along the way to the bottom. Seal it to get moisture and other flying particles from getting into the feed and it will hold for three full months for your chickens.
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