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Easy auto chicken feeder


DadOfFour
DadOfFour
DadOfFour
DadOfFour

I made a 3” PVC pipe automatic chicken feeder with a simple marker that shows how full it is. The parts are; ~3’ of 3” black PVC, 1 90 deg elbow, 1 45 deg elbow, 1 cap. 6” of 3” PVC, 4” of 3” PVC cut at a deep angle. Plus, I used some pipe, string trimmer line and 1/2” white PVC for the measuring guide. There is one end of the string weighted heavier that the other, as the chicken feed goes down it pulls the weight and the other end of the string goes up. I had to sand/grind the inside of the cap so it slipped on and off easily.
Super easy and the chickens ran right to it!

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  • Neat idea! Did you think of this yourself?
    By RYOBI NATION, on September 14, 2018
    • Thanks! I did a lot of online research and found a number of PVC feeders. My goal was to make the food flow without interruption, even in moist environments, try to limit rodent access and make it easily refillable. I believe this feeder is unique because of the way the angles are connected (45 first, 90 last) and the last angled  lip. The lip seems to deter the rodents and almost eliminated any spill of food. Chickens can be supper messy and splash the food out of whatever they eat from. 
      Additionally, the food level devise is fantastic! I can see if the birds need a refill from across the property. That is solely my design and really just came about from thinking the whole process through. From building to daily use. 
      By DadOfFour, on September 19, 2018

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Easy auto chicken feeder

by DadOfFour
Sep 12, 2018
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I made a 3” PVC pipe automatic chicken feeder with a simple marker that shows how full it is. The parts are; ~3’ of 3” black PVC, 1 90 deg elbow, 1 45 deg elbow, 1 cap. 6” of 3” PVC, 4” of 3” PVC cut at a deep angle. Plus, I used some pipe, string trimmer line and 1/2” white PVC for the measuring guide. There is one end of the string weighted heavier that the other, as the chicken feed goes down it pulls the weight and the other end of the string goes up. I had to sand/grind the inside of the cap so it slipped on and off easily. Super easy and the chickens ran right to it!