Yes, I know… Not everyone needs a chicken feeder. But for someone out there who does, these very easy to assemble DIY Chicken Feeders is for you.  And when we talk about do it yourself chicken feeders, it must have these characteristics.

  • Easy to fill
  • Hard to spill
  • Safe from non-chicken life forms
  • Weather-resistant
  • Easy to make
  • Inexpensive

There are many designs of DIY Chicken Feeders that you can follow in books and also by searching the internet. It’s up to you to choose which of these different DIY chicken feeders are the easiest for you to follow. But if you are having a hard time on which chicken feeder design to choose from, well, you can start on any of these 5 Do it yourself Chicken Feeders which I think are the easiest and also most budget-friendly to make.

  1. PVC Chicken Feeder

Image Source: instructables.com

How to do it & what you will need:

Materials:

  • Three-inch diameter PVC pipe: 20 inches long or more
  • Three-inch diameter PVC pipe: 6 inches long
  • Three-inch diameter PVC pipe: 3 inches long
  • 45- degree “Y” connector
  • Two three-inch PVC caps
  • Hacksaw
  • PVC Cement

Image Source: instructables.com

Assembly Instructions:

  • Assemble your chicken feeder just like the image above.
  • Glue only the three pieces that touch the “Y” splitter and the bottom cap using your PVC cement. Make sure to read the instructions on the label of the PVC cement before using it.
  • Leave it for 24 hours.
  • DIY Chicken Feeder DONE!

2. DIY Chicken Feeder Using a 5-Gallon Bucket

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How to do it & what you will need:

Materials:

Assembly Instructions:

  • Clean your empty 5-gallon bucket.
  • Along the bottom edge of the bucket, drill 1-inch holes all the way around the bottom, spacing the holes about 2 inches apart
  • Place the bucket inside the foil roasting pan, right-side-up (holes in the pan).
  • Fill your assembled chicken feeder with chicken feeds.
  • DIY 5-gallon chicken feeder DONE!

Note: Replace the lid to the bucket so that the chickens can’t get to the food or poo in it from the top.

3. No Mess DIY Chicken Feeder

How to do it & what you will need

Materials:

  • Large bin
  • 90 degree 3-inch PVC elbows
  • NP1 caulk or silicon
  • Hand drill
  • Hole saw 3.5 inches in size
  • Tape measure
  • Marker
  • Chicken feed
  • Safety goggles

Assembly Instructions:

Image source: poultrycaresunday.com

  • Mark the bin 1-inch all the way around from the ground.
  • Drill holes for the PVC elbow.
  • Fit the PVC elbow into the holes you drilled with the end pointing down inside.
  • Starting from the inside, caulk the edges of the holes you drilled both inside and outside.
  • When everything is dry, fill it with chicken feed.
  • DIY No Mess Chicken Feeder DONE!

4. DIY Chicken Feeder For Small Chicks

How to do it & what you will need

Materials:

  • 1 kg honey, cheese, or sour cream container
  • Glue gun
  • Cutter
  • Peanut butter lid

Assembly Instructions:

  • Cut holes around at the bottom corner and around the container.
  • Put glue around the bottom of the container using the glue gun.
  • Press the container in the middle of the peanut butter lid and allow it to dry.
  • Put chicken feed inside the container and put the cover on top.
  • DIY Chicken Feeder for Small Chicks DONE!

5. Scrap Guttering DIY Chicken Feeder/Waterer

How to do it & what you will need

Materials:

  • Scrap gutter (3-feet in length or more)
  • 2-pcs 2″x3″x 2 feet wood
  • Nails
  • Hammer

Assembly Instructions:

  • Fix both ends of the gutter using nails as shown in the image above.
  • Pour chicken feeds or water into the old gutter.
  • Scrap Guttering DIY Chicken Feeder/Waterer DONE!

If you have any comments or suggestions about these DIY Chicken Feeders, just write your comments on the comment section below.