I can’t take credit for the idea. I saw it on another chicken website. But I immediately liked it because it’s just what I’ve been needing. An inexpensive, gravity fed feeder than can hold a lot of food.
The feeder is made of 4 inch PVC pipe. It starts with a 2 ft straight pipe. Then a 90 degree elbow followed with a 45 degree elbow. It’s hung with galvanized hanger tape. In all, the feeder cost about $23.00.
We hung the feeder so the lower opening is about the same height as the chickens’ chin. That way they can reach it easily but can’t really bill out the food.
The chickens love it! Two of them can eat at it comfortably at the same time. But they seem to take turns and share pretty well. And if someone gets impatient she just jumps up on the elbow and claims her turn!