Automatic Chicken Feeder

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Based on others I’ve seen built, I created this with 3″ ABS pipe. I already had most of the materials, except the cap and threaded plug, which I bought for under $5 at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. The

I will most likely replace the threaded plug with a cap to help with water proofing. For the bottom I chose an end cap with a removable pipe clamp so it could be easily cleaned.

I chose to install the feeder underneath the coop (within the pen) to help keep the food dry and away from deer and other critters. I mounted the feeder on the back side of the coop using a 2×2 and a couple of screws. Underneath, I used a block of redwood 2×4 to brace it for stability. The chickens took right to it.

Automatic Chicken Feeder (installed under coop within run)

I’m going to take the advice of a client/friend who built the same type and install some sort of rope or chain (maybe both) to float down the interior of the pipe to: a) help keep the feed moving, if clogged and b) help keep things dry. (rope should absorb moisture) I’m also going to build out a simple retainer for the feeder with a chain and latch so I can easily remove it.

David Naves

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Hi, I'm David Naves. I'm a daddy, hubby and currently live in Auburn California with (1) wife, (2) children, (1) dog, (1) cat, and (6) chickens. I play drums, am an avid fly fisherman a proud chicken nerd, as well as an Arduino enthusiast. I also enjoy using my general contractors license from time to time... even if just to over-build my Arduino Automated Chicken Coop As far as name-dropping and shameless self-promotion, I have over 20 years experience in the web industry and have helped build out,, and to name a few. I've co-founded an Emmy Award Winning Music Editing Firm in Los Angeles (Milky Music) and I hold a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration. I'm passionate about getting Small Business America in to the "Big Game" of SEO and ecommerce, so I founded™ to do just that. My favorite web host is Acenet, love my Chromebook, and am passionate about learning via You can typically find me making noise out on Google+, Twitter and Facebook


  1. Michelle  November 24, 2015

    Good Job :)
    Check this automatic chicken Feeder

    • David Naves
      David Naves  December 5, 2015

      Thanks, Michelle.

      Wow.. that is a cool feeder. Love the concept.



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