Chicken water and feeder buckets DIY. For the water bucket used the holes in the top method. For the feeder, I bolted a large pot plant saucer to the bottom of the bucket so I could suspend it from the coop roof to keep rats and mice out of the feed.
This is how I keep my water from freezing in the winter. Only I use cinder block. Cinder block heater & water warmer - light bulb inside cinder bock covered with a stepping stone & water container set on top won't freeze.very clever idea!