DIY Chicken Feeder NO MESS Bulk Cheap & Easy to Do!

If don’t want your yard to be messy because of feeding your animals or birds, the DIY bucket feeder might be the perfect solution! Forget about your chicken scattering food everywhere around the coop or the yard. With this DIY project, the entire process will be totally mess-free. If you want to end up with something like the one shown here, use a medium size bucket and three 70mm PVC elbows. Alternatively, if you want a bigger size feeder, use a 20L bucket and 6 PVC elbows. As far as required tools, you will need a knife, a permanent marker and ruler, a 70mm Hole Saw, drill, rivet gun and hot glue gun. Don’t forget to bring some hot glue or silicone, a clear plastic sheet and a few rivets….This is a really simple way to feed your chickens. What do you think?

Step 1: Parts and Tools

Step 2: ​Design

Step 3: Making the Holes

Step 4: Viewing Window

Step 5: Fill it Up

via Instructables


Stop the waste, so far it is working great. They still pick through and pull out the feed, but now it falls back in the feeder, and not on the ground.

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5 Responses to “DIY Chicken Feeder NO MESS Bulk Cheap & Easy to Do!”

  1. Leslie says:

    This is an excellent idea. And while they have their heads in the hole, ……… lol , easy to catch !

  2. Mandi says:

    I get what the hole saw and drill are for, but what’s the rivet gun and hot glue gun for? Wouldn’t it be better to use pvc cement to glue the elbows into the holes to keep them in place?

  3. AJ says:

    This is a tried and true design for sure. However as neat as the viewing window is I see that as a weak point. I would at least use something more permanent and designed for weather than hot glue. I mean a quick pick up and shake of the bucket will tell you exactly how much is in there.

  4. Kim says:

    I think it’s a great idea for avoiding food waste. However with the viewing panel; couldn’t you just lift the lid to see if you need to fill it? Eliminates a lot of riveting and possible water leaks etc

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