Raising chickens can be therapeutic, rewarding, and fun. For beginners, it can also be a bit nerve-wracking!
There are tons of readily accessible information about raising chicks and chickens. So much so that it’s sometimes hard to sort through it all. One thing is certain, though, and that is raising backyard chickens comes with its share of challenges.
Raising chickens in your backyard? Then chances are you’re also raising a few families of rats and mice, right?
The problem is caused by the design of conventional chicken feeders. They help the chickens to spill as much grain as they eat! That creates an after-hours picnic for the local rodent fraternity. Here’s an efficient DIY chicken feeder made with PVC pipes that can help you to reduce rodent access to food.
Fill the pipes and then cap them at the top. When feeding time is over, place a cap on the bottom! Plus, with its raised, concave opening, no more worries about too many feeds scattering all over! And since it is high, you also won’t have to worry about your chickens fouling their food. This feeder reduces food wastage and the risk of disease for your chickens!
It’s also very easy to fill. Your chooks have a regular supply of feeds without you having to replenish the feeder all the time!
- 10′ long 3″ PVC Pipe (or Drainage Pipe)
- 90° Fitting
- 2 pcs – End Cap Fitting
- Heavy-duty Razor Knife
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