This weekend I turned out 2 feeders for my ever growing flock of 60+ chickens, so that I don’t have to replenish feed everyday. They’ll have 4 of these that each hold about 50 pounds of feed. Chickens don’t overeat so it is very convenient to just have about 200 lbs of feed available to them and just have to replenish it once a week or even less often if they fourage a lot.
I’ve made different variations of this over the years. This one is 1/2 plywood screwed into strips of pine at the joints from a 2×6 that I ripped and then planed. I needed to have some solid surface to mount the hinge on so I routed one of the pieces of pine with a 1/2 dado and fastened the lid in it. The hinge is screwed into the back of the pine.
Here is a picture, I have also uploaded the generic sketchup file to the warehouse so that I can link it, as I said, I make small modifications everytime I build this.
-- As if I needed another hobby!