Diy Automatic Chicken Feeder (easiest way to feed your chickens with a 5~gallon Bucket)

Diy Automatic Chicken Feeder (easiest way to feed your chickens with a 5~gallon Bucket)

[Applause] good morning modern setters in this morning's video we're gonna make an automatic chicken feeder out of a five-gallon bucket and a 90-degree elbow that's gonna fit perfectly for our seat bracket that we made on the modern setter $30.00 chicken coop built in 30 minutes here's what we're gonna need to get started you're gonna need a five-gallon pail a lid a 3-inch 90 degree PVC elbow some kind of tape we're using packing tape a drill a 3/16 inch drill bit a cup of coffee you might not need a cup of coffee but I'm gonna need a cup of coffee so if you want a coffee bring it along you'll need a tape measure a shoppi a razor knife a file to pop rivets and a three and a half inch hole saw a bit and if you'd like written directions to follow along with I'm gonna leave a link down below and put a link here to our website we're gonna have a blog post on building this with written directions so at this point you should have already built in your $30.00 chicken coop in 30 minutes if you haven't built that yet I'll leave a link here and in the description down below you should have already built the accessories for the chicken coop which is the tarp the two corner seats one for the feeder one for the automatic water we already made the waterer and the Reyes key for dragging first we got a cutout 90 degree PVC pipe in half [Applause] [Applause] now that we have our PVC pipe cut in half when I take the two pieces and set it aside I'm gonna grab a bucket we need to mark four inches up and if you have a tractor supply bucket the video is not sponsored by tractor supply it's just the cheapest BPA food drain bucket I can find to put all of our chickens feet and water in if you have one in the four inch mark is right at the bottom of their envelope now we want to have our holes six inches apart from each other if you have a tractor supply pocket you can mark in an inch on each edge and that will give you six inches apart for this next step you gotta need your drill and get three and a half inch hole saw bit you know place your drill bit on your mark we need to save our cutouts we're gonna need them in another step now the first hole is drilled out need to drill the second one [Applause] you want to make sure to save your slugs now depending on your fitting in your hole saw bit you might have to take your file and just file the top and the bottom a little bit I don't need to mine fits in but I'm able to twist it in place and get it I'm gonna temporary install both of my fitting want to make sure they're both pointing down now you want to take your shoppi and on the center ridge mark right close tight up against the bucket take out see if I can show you on camera there is a center line right here from the mold that's where you want to mark it and we're gonna drill a 3/16 hole on our black dot now we can grill a second one now this hole is for our Hawk rivet you're not gonna pop your pop rivet you're just gonna set it in there to hold your fitting in place you know your bucket make sure you get all the little plastic filings oh we don't want our chickens eating that now we need to take the rivet with a pair of pliers and flatten off one side when you're done the rivet should look like this with a flat spot remember I said you're gonna need to save your slugs now we're going to use them and we're gonna cut a line I'm going to remove a quarter of each slug so it looks like that the same thing for our other slug yeah use a piece of wood to cut on top of so that way you're not cutting up whatever kind of work table you're working on this part can go on the trash I take our two fitting pieces our two slugs and on a tape where you're going packing tape that's what we have masking tape or duct tape would work also put the tape on the slug itself to start out the reason for putting the slugs on is that way when these are installed you can leave your bucket in place pick it up and your feed won't spill out of it if you didn't have the slugs if you're moving your coop the feed would spill out of the bucket with the slugs it won't now we're going to install the ends take the rivets that you squish the edge on gonna hold our fitting in place and push the rivet in I'm gonna repeat the process for the next side there you too rivets you don't want to glue them or anything they're left this way so you can pull your rivet out take out your fittings if you need to clean them you can see in there you can see the slugs so that way the grain will come down and push up but if you tilt it forward it's not gonna fall out because this hole it's holding back a lot of the pressure now right here it looks too close to the ground let me show you once you install it on the seat brackets that we made and the modern stead er $30.00 chicken coop for 30 bucks it's the perfect height for the chickens to reach now when your chickens are still baby chicks you're gonna have to put another feeder in here that they can get to when this is when they get bigger that'll be perfect we hope you enjoyed today's video building the automatic feeder if you missed any of the other videos I'm gonna put a link here and in the description down below for a playlist I'm gonna leave a link in the description down below to our website with those articles with written directions on how to build everything here for the modern standard $30.00 chicken coop built in 30 minutes with store-bought material if you liked the video make sure you give it a thumbs up share it it really helps the channel grow we want to thank all the modern stutters for that and we'll see you right back here tomorrow at lambda acres a guide to modern homesteading self-sufficiency and freedom bye


  1. You could also use pipe glue and glue on an end cap after you cut a hole in it or get a pipe and then cap you can screw together avoiding all glue

  2. Thanks a lot Al. Your channel is my favorite by far. So entertaining. We’re moving onto our homestead at the end of the year,God willing, going to put all your help to good use for the benefit of my family. God Bless

  3. if they have access to the food wont they just stand there and eat until the food is gone. My chickens are 2 legged pigs

  4. That is awesome! You rock!

    Thank you very much for taking the time to share how you did this with everyone. I have been wanting to make a feeder and have seen many, but none of them really struck me like yours did. Yours is VERY well thought out.

    Again, thank you. As this is the first time I have seen one of your videos, I was very impressed by your work and I am sure that you have many other great ideas, so I subscribed.

  5. Thank you for this interstate information I really appreciate it and wouldn't mind if you could build one for me also with the that bucket feeder

  6. Lovely, thank you, I gave you a like just for the cup of coffee comment lol. Thank you, for the info, would so rather make my own. This is great.

  7. I have watched your shows and very much enjoy. My question is that I do not see this feeder in use and I am wondering if there was a reason?

  8. why not mouse proof it by adding metal or plastic mesh with big enough holes for the feed only and mice can't get in and contaminate the feed

  9. years ago I made my own bulk feeder using a kitchen trash can, I can put an entire 50# bag of lay mash and was totally amazed at how much feed I saved by making this feeder, they were wasting more feed than they ate. I made a video of my work, but it was after I made it, one of my first videos, and its way to long just showing you the finished product. YOu live and learn eh?! thnx for sharing you make great videos. thnx for sharing.

  10. Hello man! I like your idea whit the feeder, but please make more high the chikens house! Bee human! IT is like a prison room! Good things! Nucu

  11. We will be building this and the feeder and waterer for our first chickens in this house! We can only have 6, but if another 2 or 3 sneak in, I'm not telling anyone! We plan to share the meat and the eggs. Thank You Jesus for directing me to Lumnah Acres and for the go ahead to finally get some chickens! Thank you Al, for sharing your hard work and knowledge with all of us! You are a Godsend!

  12. I am buying a small shed and placing it at a friend’s house so I can start storing things I make like this chicken feeder. So when we get out homestead, we will have the basic tools and supplies to get started. Thanks for all you do

  13. Wouldn't it be easier to buy another fitting, either 90 or 45, and cut is to avoid spillage?  The tape idea is really flimsy for an object that will be left out in the wether.

  14. I enjoy your Channel. I enjoy all of your ideas and thoughts. Thank you for sharing your homestead in your family. There is a family in Sweden that is doing similar things that maybe you should try to get a hold of. Only a suggestion. It is called the Swedish Homestead. Enjoying a great day and thank you

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