Chicken Feeder PVC For The Chicken Coop

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Chicken Feeder PVC – These days, some people tend to have their own food sources. By having their own food sources, it means that they grow their own vegetables, herbs, our even poultry. This is usually done by some people who favor some outdoors activities, such as gardening and breeding. They enjoy doing such activities. Not to mention that they can save up some money because most of the ingredients in their kitchen are from their own gardens and it is also possible for them to sell their harvests to the local market. Well, you can imagine how fruitful it is. However, to be in a good track of gardening and breeding is not really easy. For the beginner, there are many things to learn and they need to put a detailed care for the garden or coop.  For instance, for gardeners, it is important for them to know about how to maintain the vegetables, herb, or fruits that they have. They also need to know about the perfect lawn for gardening. It seems easy at first glance, but the thing is they need to pay attention to the growth of their crops. As for the breeders, the things are also not so easy to do because they need to know how to raise their breeds nicely. Also, they need some knowledge about protecting their breeds from predators. Well, there are some tricky methods in sustaining the breeds but, it can be done if the breeders can observe those things carefully.

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To grow a healthy crop and breed is not simple to do. There are also some things to consider such as pesticide, bran, and many more. Related to that and breeding activities, this article will discuss about Chicken Feeder PVC. Actually that is one of the brilliant ideas that the breeder can try. This is easy to make and is pretty handy for breeder to have. Yet, the breeder need to pay attention when they want to build the chicken feeder because some constructions can make the chickens spill their brans easily, therefore you have to ensure that the chicken can eat from the chicken feeder PVC without having any hardship. You might want to try several forms of the chicken feeder to decide the ideal feeder for your breeds. The thing is you learn about how the chicken feeder might fit with your breeds and can be placed easily in the coop. Well, this article eventually will help you on how to make chicken feeder from PVC and we will begin with the materials.

Materials for Chicken Feeder PVC:

Parts List:

1 –  4″ PVC Cap

1 –  3″ PVC Cap

1 –  2″ PVC pipe 2 foot length (only ended up needing less than 5 inches)

1 –  4″ PVC pipe 2 foot Length

1 –  4″ PVC  3-way Sanitary Tee

1 –  4″ Clean Out Plug

1 –  4″ PVC DWV Street Spigot x FIPT Female Adapter

1 –  2″ PVC DWV Hub x MIPT Male Adapter

 

Tools Needed:

Drill

2 – 1/8″ hole saw

PVC Cement

Hack Saw

Dremel tool or file

The main material for the chicken feeder is PVC pipes, but you need to prepare for other things such as PVC caps, PVC cement, hack saw, and Y connector for PVC. For the PVC, you may varied size of PVC such as 20 inches long PVC with three inch diameter, 6 inches long PVC with three inch diameter, and 3 inches long PVC with three inch diameter. Those different length of PVC are needed to make the entire chicken feeder PVC. For the diameter, you can PVC with two or four inch diameter, as long as it can be fit with the bran. When you are preparing for the PVC, you can buy 10-foot PVC and cut it by yourself to be fit with the instructed length. Then, after you have all the materials, it is time for you to make the chicken feeder.

How to make Chicken Feeder PVC:

Chicken feeder PVC is easy to make. Eventually, there are some examples of the construction of the chicken feeder. All you need is to be creative and make sure if the chicken feeder can be put well in the coop and it can fed the chicken without any obstacles. Here is the simple guideline for making one. After you have the material for the chicken feeder, all you need to do is assemble those PVC pipes. You might want to see the pictures or videos on making the chicken feeder. It just costs you a simple effort, anyway; because you assemble the pipes, all you need to do is to glue those pipes together and wait for some moments to cool it down. Then, you have your own chicken feeder. It is easy, isn’t it?

Parts List:

1 –  4″ PVC Cap

1 –  3″ PVC Cap

1 –  2″ PVC pipe 2 foot length (only ended up needing less than 5 inches)

1 –  4″ PVC pipe 2 foot Length

1 –  4″ PVC  3-way Sanitary Tee

1 –  4″ Clean Out Plug

1 –  4″ PVC DWV Street Spigot x FIPT Female Adapter

1 –  2″ PVC DWV Hub x MIPT Male Adapter

 

Tools Needed:

Drill

2 – 1/8″ hole saw

PVC Cement

Hack Saw

Dremel tool or file

Step 1. Mark out your 3-way tee, and cut off the lower half with a hack saw like the picture below. NOTE: At first I decided to mark it at the first seam but then changed my mind and cut it at the second seam it looked cleaner.

Step 2. Glue the 4″ PVC DWV Street Spigot x FIPT Female Adapter to the bottom of the 3-way tee like the picture below. Next install the clean out plug.

Step 3. Drill a 2-1/8″ hole into the center of the 3 inch PVC cap with your hole saw. The 2-1/8″ hole is slightly to small for the 2″ male adapter to fit so you will have to file it or use a dremel until you get the right size for it to thread in. Be careful not to make the hole to big or you will have to buy a new cap and start over. Next thread the 2″ male adapter into the top of the 3 inch cap. I forgot to ake a picture of this step but you can see it in the picture below on the bottom right.

If you would like to add a flag indicator to this feeder so you will know when to add feed to it go to the link below before continuing on with step 4. Once you finish the steps in the link below come back here and continue with step 4.

Step 4. Next glue the three inch cap into the 4inch PVC pipe. I set it in right where the cap starts to round off see the picture below.

Step 5. Next measure 4-1/4″ of the 2 inch pipe and cut it at a 45 degree angle like the pictures below. I found this length filled the feeder without spilling over.

Step 6. Next glue the 2″ pipe into the 2″ adapter.

Step 7. Place the 4″ PVC pipe into the 3-tee and line up the 45 degree cut so its facing the front of the feeder. Once its lined up mark it with a marker so you will know where to set it when gluing. Once your sure you have your marks where you want them glue the 4″ PVC pipe into the 3-way tee. It should look like the picture below.

Step 8.  Use a dremel or a file and round off any sharp edges or corners of the hood of the feeder so your chickens won’t get hurt. Thats it, your feeder is done. You can mount it to your coop with 4″ PVC straps or some galvanized hanger strap. Now all you have to do is fill the feeder and push the cap on. If you find the cap a little to tight you can make two relief cuts in the 4 inch pipe just a couple inches down with your hacksaw. Just make sure you don’t cut lower than the cap, so no water can get in if you mount it outside. Pretty soon I will be adding a storm cover to this feeder and a way to let you know when it needs to be refilled with chicken food.

Many people have tried making the chicken feeder PVC because it does not need much effort, time, and money. Besides, it can help you to fed your chicken and furnish the coop for a bit. Even more, you can complement the chicken feeder with chicken waterer. It is possible to combine these two things in a pipe, albeit it will not be easy as the chicken feeder because you need to manage some things to make it work well. You can find some instructions on the internet or you can try to ask some friends about it.

Well, what are you waiting for? Let’s do it and boost the appearance of the coop. You may try to make another chicken feeder which is made by another material, such as plywood. To make this kind of chicken feeder, you may need to master a skill in carpentry because you have to craft the plywood into the right form. Yet, chicken feeder from plywood can help you to avoid the growth of fungus or another bacteria because plywood is unaffected by those things. You can also make a chicken feeder from bucket. Compared with the plywood, it is easier to make the chicken feeder with the bucket. Also, you can spend a little money for making the chicken feeder from the bucket because you can use the unused bucket and modify it a bit to make the chicken feeder. Well, to make a chicken feeder can be the part of your creativeness. You can extend the idea of chicken feeder to another idea. But, it is important for you to note that the chicken feeder can bring comfort to the chicken because you do not want your chicken stressful because you put an extravagant chicken feeder in the coop and again, it is also vital that you observe if the chicken feeder can help the chicken to not to spill their brans all the time.

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