Great homemade PVC pipe feeder for the chicken coop! Food funnels in from both ends. This gives me an idea that this might work for feeding songbirds . just make holes smaller and/or use smaller pvc pipes.
Chicken feeders are insanely expensive...or maybe I'm just insanely cheap. $30+ for a bucket with holes in it just seemed wrong to me. I made this one from a Home Depot bucket bolted to a 16" plant saucer, for a total cost of about $8. If you look closely you can see openings around the bottom of the bucket (made using my trusty Dremel tool) for the feed to come out of. I left the handle on the bucket so I can hang the feeder if I want to.