Having a small backyard flock of chickens is a growing trend among more and more homeowners. And it is not just country folks who enjoy raising chickens, too. Cities are relaxing their laws and ordinances, allowing chickens in residential areas so that city dwellers can enjoy this pleasant hobby, as well.
My boys have a flock of chickens at home. Try as they may to become responsible chicken growers, they sometimes forget to feed them, especially when they’re not at home. This has happened several times already and they felt so guilty about it that they bugged me to buy them a feeder.
After a few weeks of continuous bugging, I decided to give in. The day before we were scheduled to go feeder shopping, I came across this great DIY project for a bucket chicken feeder. It was made from a five gallon bucket which we happened to have at home.
The building process was fairly straightforward and simple. The finished product is a chicken feeder that’s low maintenance and it keeps the food dry and clean.
- 5-gallon bucket with lid
- 4 pcs 45-degree PVC Elbows with one smooth end
- Clear silicone
- sharp razor knife
- drill with large drill bit
- hacksaw blade or a long thin serrated knife
- tape measure
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Learn how to turn a bucket into a chicken feeder by watching this video.