Simple Homemade Chicken Feeder

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Simple Homemade Chicken Feeder
You can build your own chicken feeder using PVC piping. (many chickens on the farm image by Ivonne Wierink from

Finding a simple and easy way to have a ready supply of feed available for your chickens can save time. While there are many commercially made chicken feeders, you can build a simple feeder yourself using PVC piping. Once installed in your chicken yard or coop, the feeder only needs to be filled on a regular basis to ensure your chickens have an ample supply of food.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Five foot length of eight inch diameter PVC piping
  • Eight inch diameter PVC elbow
  • Two foot length of eight inch PVC piping
  • Two eight inch PVC end caps
  • Four metal band clamps
  • PVC adhesive

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  1. 1

    Apply PVC adhesive to the inside of the PVC elbow connector and attach it to the bottom of the five foot PVC pipe.

  2. 2

    Cut an opening in the two foot length of PVC pipe. The cut should go half way down the sides of the pipe, creating a trough where the feed will be available for the chickens to eat. Sand the cut edges to ensure there are no rough areas from the cut.

  3. 3

    Apply PVC adhesive to both ends of this feeding pipe. Insert one end into the open end of the PVC elbow, and attach a PVC cap to the other end.

  4. 4

    Attach the "L" shaped feeder to an outside wall of the chicken coop using metal band clamps on the top portion of the "L" feeder and on the bottom feeding portion of the feeder.

  5. 5

    Pour chicken feed into the top opening until the feeding tray is full. Cover the top opening with a PVC end cap and your chicken feeder is ready to use.

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