How To Build A Chicken Feeder With Mr. Cottage

Building a PVC chicken feeder was quite easy.  Depending on what size you want to make you need the following.

Shopping List: 

1 PVC Pipe
1 PVC "Y" Connector
2 couplers This has threads on one side.
2 Caps
PVC glue

Now you need to know the height of your run or how tall you want it in your barn or coup.
Our run is about 4' tall and we have it there in the run so that you do not have to open it to feed the girls. In hindsight, I wish I would have put it in the coup because the rain gets into the part with the food.  Next time I will do this instead. I would make it at a comfortable height for you to pour the grain in it.

I made several so I used full-length tubes, but they also come in 4' sections.  So take your hacksaw and cut the pipe.  Put glue on the outside of the pipe and inside the smooth side of your coupler.

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Insert the tube inside the coupler.  This is now the top used to pour in the chicken feed.   Screw on the cap to keep out the rain from the top of your feeder.  Turn over your pipe and apply glue.  Put the glue also on the top side of the "y" connector and insert the pipe.  You are now almost done!  Take the tube and turn upside down and add glue to the bottom of the "y" connector and also on the 2nd coupler, put them together and screw on the cap.  Now you wait for the glue to dry.  When it is dry flip it right side up and strap onto your coup or your chicken run.  Then you are ready to fill it with your chicken feed.  Make sure you keep the lid on to keep out the moisture and keep your feed fresh.

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This is a self-feeding feeder, as the birds eat the food comes down the pipe and into the "Y" connector for the chickens to eat freely.  Just refill as it gets low.
The girls love it!!!

 I love it and recommend it!  Now if you will excuse me, I am back to my breakfast.  


  1. Great job! I would love for you to come share at the From the Farm Blog Hop.
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  2. This is a great idea- I've seen other PVC pipe feeders, and this one seems the most simple. Thank-you! :) And your Brahma is a beauty!!

    Yellow Birch Hobby Farm

    (visiting via the Homestead Barn Hop!)

  3. This is a great idea! I have shown this post to Mountain Man so he can build them for me- I mean our chickens! Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop!

    Jen from The Easy Homestead

    1. Thank you. LOL. Lucky chickens. You're welcome!

  4. This is awesome and seems easy enough to make! We purchased ours, but if we ever need another one, I'd love ot have something like this! Posts like this would be perfect for the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop. I'd love for you to check it out:


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