I thought it was neat, and didn't look like it would take up a lot of space in my small coop. Sunday we went to Lowe's with the idea of making one for ourselves. While looking at the suggested 4 inch plumbing pieces I decided that was far too large a size for where we wanted to put it, so we went down to the 3 inch versions. However, they didn't have the Y-adapter in the 3 inch size.
Then I saw it... A three way adapter! I call it a W-adapter. LOL. How perfect could that be? Chickens could eat out of two sides at once. I could still place it against a wall--saving coop space--and more than one hen could eat at a time. Yay!
We snagged a 2 foot long pipe, the W-adapter, and caps for the top and bottom. Brought it all home, put it together, attached to the inside of the coop, and filled with feed. It took the hens a few minutes to discover there was food inside, but after that they all had to check it out.
The next morning when I went to let them out of the coop I heard happy munching from the new feeder. The sound of another successful DIY chicken project. :)
I wish I'd thought to take pics of all the parts before we put it together, but I didn't. Bad blogger, Me! However, here's a pic of the finished project inside the coop. It took a dozen pictures to get one without the hens standing in the way... surely wondering what the heck I was doing.
So there it is, my new DIY PVC chicken feeder. It cost less than $30 to make, which is more expensive than the bucket method, but it takes up less space and *should* be less hassle to deal with. Fingers crossed anyway! :D