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When we were getting ready to bring home our first laying hens, we were looking at chicken feeders and waterers at our local feed store. The feeder they had there had a price tag of $50, which seemed awfully high to us.
Graham took a good look at them and thought he could easily build one for our hens. So we went home and started looking around for materials we could use. Within half an hour, we had found what we needed and he got to work building our own hanging chicken feeder. Within the hour it was ready to be hung in the coop, and we paid less than $10 to make it!
You will find that if you place the chicken feeder on the ground, some of the food tends to get wasted because the chickens throw it around. A hanging feeder works much better as the chickens need to eat standing up. Place the feeder at a level where it will be slightly above chest level. You can use chain or wire to hang the feeder from the coop ceiling.
So, if you are planning to get some laying hens for eggs, or planning to raise some meat birds for your dinner table, consider this eBook. How to Make a Hanging Chicken Feeder contains all the information you need to build your own. There are lots of photos, along with the step by step procedure to make it easy for you to construct it. It’s pretty easy to build, you don’t need to be a handyman!
It is always best to try to procure whatever equipment you need in as least expensive way as possible. Who wants to spend $50 on a feeder when you can build one for $10? Trying to always use this philosophy when outfitting your homestead will help your wallet keep as much of your cash in it as possible.
How to Build a Hanging Chicken Feeder costs $4.99. Download your copy today and start building your own feeder!