What do you use your barrel for?
There are many different uses for the 55 gallon barrels. You can use them for rain barrels, water, oil, sand, or for feeders. I am sure that there are several other uses, but the one that I am going to focus on is the different ways to make feeders.
Here are a few ideas for different types hay feeders:
The type of feeder that I haven’t been able to find is a self feeder Self feeders are so expensive, but are very useful.
The materials you will need are:
- 55 gallon barrel
- A Piece of ply wood
- A 2×4
Step 1: You will need to cut your barrel.
Make sure that when you cut your barrel you cut it at an angle so the feed will fall easier. Remember you will need it far enough back for your animal to be able to get their head in the feeder.
Step 2: Cut your ply wood so it fits tightly inside where you have cut.
Step 3: Cut your 2×4 into 2 pieces, don’t put the 2×4 on the bottom of the barrel keep it up off the bottom flush with ply wood.
Step 4: You will need to screw your 2×4’s to the inside of your barrel
Step 5: Screw your ply wood to the 2×4’s make sure that it is high enough off the bottom for you animal to be able to get their head in there also for the feed to fall.
There you have it! Your new inexpensive self feeder, hope your animals enjoy!