How Can You Build a Homemade Feed Cutter for Your Chickens?

If you have many chickens and their eggs are an additional source of income, then making a homemade feed cutter is a justified decision.

Market-available devices do not stand out in quality or innovation. Therefore, it’s better to use your ingenuity and make a feed cutter from an ordinary stainless steel bucket.

Homemade feed cutter photo

Firstly, make markings on the bucket. After that, you need to drill the bucket, stamp out the holes, and install the flange, bearings, and seals.

Process of making a feed cutter

For the feed receiver, you can use another bucket.

Feed receiver in feed cutter

Next, weld a metal frame on which all the components of your unit will be mounted.

The drive in the feed cutter is designed to be manual, but you can connect a motor.

Manual drive of the feed cutter

Feed cutter components

In field tests, it proved to be quite a successful device, but it is better to add an electric motor in the future.

Making Holes in the Feed Cutter Drum (in the Bucket)

Drilling holes in the feed cutter drum

Preparing feed cutter drum

Video: Electric Homemade Feed Cutter


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