How do I convert a chicken feeder to a planter
I have an old galvanized chicken feeder I would like to make a planter out of, any ideas?
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I would just clog the bottom with a cloth or rock or something to fit in the hole then add dirt I think the water would still come out the bottom for drainage so you should be good there.
Hi...I would slice the top piece off, turn it upside down and place it where it was (almost like a bird bath) you could then fill with dirt and add some easy to grow succulents and /or trailing type plants that will soften it. Also add some small compact colorful plants to the bottom.
This is darling. https://www.hometalk.com/diy/grow/chicken-feeder-turned-planter-1425703
Chicken Feeder Turned Planter
Or lay it on its side and cut in half. That would give what looks like a very small watering trough, Just make feet for it to lend stability.
Put gravel in the bottom to aid with drainage.
Add whatever soil you are using.
Good place to grow veggies or flowers.
This would be rustic looking and be a nice natural looking addition to the garden.
Before anything, the current value of your feeder/waterer is about $40. If you cut it apart, it won't be worth anything but to you as a planter (or 2).
If you do decide to cut it apart, I think if you first cut the water and about 8" up of the sides, it would make a great short, stout planter. You could then, as Mogie suggested, lay the remaining side/top cone on its side and slice it in half the long way. This gives you 2 more planters from the piece for a total of 3 and depending what you pick for legs on the long ones, you'll get some interesting height also. Just make sure what you use will work outdoors (galvanized steel, copper, cedar wood, etc.)
Then, depending on your garden plans, you could lay these 3 out together (maybe even with a laminated photo of what they started as hidden among the flowers? Kewl!) on an area of dark mulch to set them off.
I only plant perennials so I don't have to purchase new plants each season. Google what you like as far as color, height, sun/shade, etc. and your growing zone + perennial flowers. You'll get great ideas of things that will thrive in your new planters!
Have fun and happy growing! 😎
I found this idea: https://www.hometalk.com/diy/grow/chicken-feeder-turned-planter-1425703
Chicken Feeder Turned Planter
There are lots of great ideas here:
I think the easier is to remove the top of that feeder with metal cutter
Here is a great article: https://www.gardeningchannel.com/using-chicken-feeders-as-planters-for-container-gardening/
Hope this Helps! Jeremy - https://pahjodesigns.com
This is cute: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/586945763923783713/
Hi Susan, here are a few more ideas for you to check out,
Here's some really cool and great ideas from pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/98657048061482629/