DIY PVC Chicken Feeder & More
The DIY PVC chicken feeder and other homemade feeder and waterers are very popular among chickens owners. Why spend money when you shouldn’t have to? When it comes to raising chickens there are many ways to cut costs and be efficient. Today we will share some homemade feeder and waterers that are low cost and easy to make. Our favorite DIY pvc chicken feeders are below in the video!
Chicken feeders and waterers can start at $8 each for the flimsy plastic ones and go up to $50 for the galvanized steel type. If you live in a cold area, winter can take its toll on those plastic waterers. Instead of replacing them each winter because they crack or leak, try one of these alternatives!
- Gravity fed– Using a 5 gallon bucket on the wall you can then attach a PVC hose to the bottom of the bucket after drilling about a 1 ½” hole. Materials needed for this DIY chicken waterer include 5 gallon bucket, bulk head, leader hose for a hose reel and some drinking nipples. This is easy to make and you possibly could have all supplies on hand in your barn or garage left behind from other projects. Full instructions at CrossedSabersRanch.
- Plastic Tote– Create a chicken waterer using a big plastic tote $6 and cut circles into the side. Using a spare trough valve, a drill and other simple items you can quickly make a chicken waterer for feeding or watering so as long as you drill the wholes for access large enough for your chicken’s head. Full instructions here DIY chicken water.
- Automatic Waterer– Using a 5 gallon bucket, a plastic top that fits the bucket, a drill and an old feeder or oil pan. Set this all up and fill the bucket with water, watch as your chicken’s enjoy water as needed. Full instructions here at The Frugal Chicken
- Automatic Feeder Under $4- Speaking of automatic, check out this automatic chicken feeder from MultiTasking Maven, where you use a similar concept the automatic chicken waterer but for supplying chicken food to your little feathered friends.
OUR FAVORITE PVC CHICKEN FEEDERS- we actually use this pvc chicken feeder. You can supply food to multiple chickens at once. Using large PVC piping, you can set it up on the wall with a bit of curve, fill with chicken food and walk away. This allows chickens to use this as a means to eat whenever they are ready for some snacking. Just fill from the top! Be sure to ask your local hardware or home improvement store for the cheapest pvc, there are different grades.