As a follow up to the DIY: Chicken Feeder post we did nearly two years ago, here is the same method we use for feeding baby chicks using things that you are probably discarding in your recycle bin. The concept is the same as the adult bird feeder, only on a smaller scale. You need a round container with a lid, a pan with a lip that is wider than the bottom of the container, a knife and some hefty glue suitable for plastic.
|Photo to show size comparison of container and pan.|
Wash and dry your items. You're then going to need to carefully cut holes in the bottom edge of your container. I usually make four good size holes evenly spaced around the bottom edge. You want the feed to flow out of the holes and into the pan area freely.
|Carefully cut several holes on the bottom edge of your container that will allow the feed to freely fall into the pan.|
|Glue together and put a weight on top of it until it dries.|