We’ve been feeding whole grains to our chickens for 2-3 years now. About a year and a half ago, we finally landed on the low maintenance, no waste chicken feeders we use today: garbage can chicken feeders. This method allows us to feed one or two times per year and results in zero waste and grain throwing.
To get started, choose a container. We had garbage cans on hand so used those. We have made feeders in 5-gallon buckets and I’ve seen storage totes used as well; there are no set rules for the container type as long as it will hold up to the weight of the feed with holes drilled in it. Because we fill ours up and then move them to the coop, we prefer garbage cans for ease of moving. Continue reading “Garbage Can Chicken Feeder”