We’ve been looking for a way to put food and oyster shell in for the chickens in the chicken tractor. Our existing standard round feeders don’t work well and dishes waste a lot of feed as the chickens scratch it out. I looked at a number of on-line DIY PVC pipe feeders and decided to try the simplest version.

Installed Chicken Feeder

Detail of Chicken Feeder

PVC Chicken Feeder
The materials consist of a piece of 3 inch PVC pipe, one 3 inch Y fitting and two 3 inch end caps. Cost for all the materials at Hope Depot was $21.00 including tax.

Just cut a small piece to serve as the joint for the bottom cap and the Y fitting. We didn’t’ glue anything so that it’s easier to take apart for cleaning.

It’s working well for adult chickens, not sure it would work for smaller ones as they can’t reach the feeder section.