Feeding backyard chickens is always nicer with a custom DIY feeder. Most of them are pretty easy to make. I've been wanting to build a few for our flock, so I started researching ideas on Pinterest. Below are eight of the best ideas I found.
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Most of the feeders below have some overlap, but don't disregard that. Sometimes even a slight variation in a design can make a big difference.
To choose the best feeder for you, consider the following and then see which of the designs come closets to meeting your goals.
Most of these look great the way they are, but I imagine that I'll combine a few of the ideas when I make mine. There are tons of
If you go with a narrow topped feeder this is a great idea on how to fill it.
(If your feeder top is 3"-4" wide you could cut around the cap so the hole is smaller. Then just stick your hand over it while you scoop out of your large feed source and move it away as you dump it in the top of your feeder.)
Did you know there are a lot of things you can do to cut your chicken's feed bill?
If you've ever owned chickens you know it's more expensive than some folks make it out to be. However there are ways to cut back on your feed bill that don't need to cost a lot. I love to write about cutting back on chicken feeding costs, cause frankly we need it ourselves. ;-)
Enjoy feeding backyard chickens with your best home-built feeder!