(This would work for pets also.) homemade chicken waterer- so stinking simple and smart! (Wonder if you could do the same thing with a large "Gatorade" cooler and give your hens cool water in the summer.
Chicken feeders are insanely expensive...or maybe I'm just insanely cheap. $30+ for a bucket with holes in it just seemed wrong to me. I made this one from a Home Depot bucket bolted to a 16" plant saucer, for a total cost of about $8. If you look closely you can see openings around the bottom of the bucket (made using my trusty Dremel tool) for the feed to come out of. I left the handle on the bucket so I can hang the feeder if I want to.
Raising chickens has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. If you take proper care of your chickens, you will have fresh eggs regularly. You need a chicken coop to raise chickens properly. Use these chicken coop essentials so that you can.