DIY Chicken Feeder and Waterer with PVC Pipes

| 10/21/2016 10:18:00 AM

Tags: chickens, diy, chicken waterer, chicken feeder, North Texas, Faithful Homesteader,

Faithful HomesteaderI am always trying to learn and improve things when it comes to my chickens. For a long time I've wanted a better system for their food and water. After attending a backyard poultry expo, I was more committed to making it happen.

The first project was to put together a new feeder using PVC pipe. We have seen pictures of various ones on the Internet, so we worked to make one that fit our purposes. My husband had the vision. We only have two chickens, so we only needed something small.

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We put it together using a 3-2 inch Y adaptor, one 3”- 4” ID increaser, one 3”- 4” OD increaser, one 3” screw cap, and one 4” knock out plug. The pieces were pressed together without any adhesive.

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Besides a system that would yield less food waste, I had hoped that a smaller opening for the food would deter our many sparrows from foraging through our chicken feed. This part of my plan has been unsuccessful; I am still in search of a good bird deterrent. But I do think it's a cleaner setup overall.

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