Free Chicken Feeder from Repurposed Milk Bottle
What you need to make the free chicken feeder:
- One clean three litre plastic milk bottle
- A sharp pointy knife
- A pair of scissors
- A white board marker or something similar
- About one metre or more of wire – according to your requirements – you might even be able to get away with using an old wire coat hanger
- A pair of pliers
Start the cut with the sharp knife using the point. Then use the scissors to follow the line around until you have cut out and made the access hole. You could just use the knife to cut the whole lot but I found the scissors made it easier to get a fairly neat shape as it gave more control. Repeat on the opposite side.
Using the knife put some small drainage holes in the bottom. Although the grain needs to be changed if it gets wet as mouldy grain is toxic it won’t hurt if it is wet just for one day but you don’t want it sitting in water. The top of the milk bottle will keep it fairly dry during light showers.
Just below the bottom of the lid put a small hole either side for the wire loop. Thread the wire through the holes and twist it into a circular loop. Cut off the excess with the pliers and bend down any protruding pieces so the chooks cannot injure themselves on it.
Thread the hook through the wire roof and then slip the ringed feeder over the bottom hook. Fill feeder and watch the flock explore the new contraption. I have one in the moveable ark and one in the night pen.
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