Low budget automatic chicken feeder
In addition to experimenting
to see how
much you can tilt chicken nipples, Michael also cobbled
together a very nice automatic feeder for less than $6. He wrote:
The important part is the roof vent from a 4" water heater vent turned upside down and screwed to a board to keep it from being over-turned by the chickens....I was buying parts for the building I'm putting up near Burbank and saw this vent thingie....nearby was an adaptor to go from 4" to 5" and then the weird cap was from an old floor furnace exhaust vent that I took from the house when I put in Central Heat this winter. I needed something to cover the open "top" to keep the rain and mice out and that old vent top just fit. What luck.
I'll send another photo of a feeder I made from stuff at the second-hand store - $2 worth of candy dish and a plastic basket....Nothing's too good for these chickens!
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