DIY Chicken Feeder

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Meat Chicken ChicksAugust 30th was the day we brought these cute, fluffy, peepers home. All 45 of them, as to date we’ve lost one so we’re down to 44 and boy are they growing. 

How to make a chicken feeder for $5 that feeds 45 meat chickens Look at them today, not so cute anymore right? Their transitioning from babies into adults and at this stage they’re getting their feathers. Can you believe the difference in their size already? They’ve been growing so fast and have outgrown their feeders. We were having to fill them 3 times a day, and again before bed. It made it impossible to do anything for any length of time. If we left the house we had to be back in a few hours to feed again. 

How to make a chicken feeder for $5 that feeds 45 meat chickens So I decided to remedy that problem and made a trough type feeder that’s 10ft long. Out of all the things we’ve built for the chickens this was the easiest project and least expensive to do. 

How to make a chicken feeder for $5 that feeds 45 meat chickens What you’ll need:

  • One 10ft section of vinyl eavestrough and two endcaps.

How easy is that? All I had to do was snap the end caps on and use a few screws to secure it to the floor. 

How to make a chicken feeder for $5 that feeds 45 meat chickens I’m excited to say the feeder holds enough food for the chickens all day to eat from now. Yipee, we’re no longer a slave to filling chicken feeders. They have about 3 more weeks before they’ll be fully grown and ready to take to market. Just wait and see how plump they get with 3 more weeks of feeding. I’ll be back to show you their full size soon! 

How to make a chicken feeder for $5 that feeds 45 meat chickens

Dawn

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Comments

  1. Jen D. says

    Great idea, Dawn. And I think the chickens still look cute.

    • says

      Jen I picked one up today and it’s amazing how much heat they give off even with many feathers missing still.

  2. Kris Medcroft says

    I think they are cute too. This is really interesting to me my step daughter in the States has raised chickens for egg laying but she didn’t send any pictures, Also my neighbour rescue battery hens and it is amazing to see how beautiful they look after free range feeding. I’m going to forward this to both friend and step daughter.

    Thanks for sharing,

    • says

      Kris I’ve never heard of rescuing chickens before, what a sweet neighbor.

    • says

      Kris, these are meat chickens no eggs from them, they’re for our freezer.

  3. Kathy Mills says

    So very cute! What breed are your chicks?

    • says

      Kathy they are Jumbo Cornish Cross chickens, it’s the second time raising them, and we love how they turn out.

    • says

      You’re welcome Kathy, my birds are loving it.

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