Intro: Make a Deer Feeder
This Instructable will teach you how to make a deer feeder using pvc pipe. My family loves the outdoors and they suggested that I post an Instructable on how to make a deer feeder. It can also feed many other animals that eat grain. This is a very simple project that takes only about ten minutes and a few dollars.
Step 1: Materials
The materials that are needed are
1) 2 inch diameter (smaller sizes will also work) pvc pipe (any length should work)
2) Hacksaw or PVC cutter
3) metal wire, rope, or string
4) two 2 inch pvc pipe caps
5) pvc glue
5) tape measure
7) horse feed or corn
8) tree or post
Step 2: Cut Pvc Pipe
Cut your 2 inch diameter pvc pipe to your desired length. Measure the pipe to the length you want and mark with a marker. Use the hacksaw to cut through the pipe at the line you marked.
I cut mine to about 30.5 inches.
Step 3: Glue on a Cap
Now glue on the cap using the pvc glue, glue it to the end that will be the bottom. The pipe should only have a cap glued on at one end.
Step 4: Cut the Opening
Now you need to saw out the opening that lets the food fall out. To do this you need to put a mark at the spot you want to be the bottom of the opening. This should be about 1" from the glued cap. Use the hacksaw to cut through the line about half way through the pipe.
Next, cut diagonally from about an inch above the original cut until meeting the first cut. You should now remove the wedge shape piece of pipe. This serves as the opening for the food to fall out. This is difficult to explain so look at the pictures if you are confused.
Step 5: Put on Tree or Post
Now put the feeder on the tree or pole. Locate it that can be easily viewed from your house. You should wrap the wire, string or rope you are using around the tree or pole and around the feeder tightly so it doesn't fall off. Tie or the rope, string or wire. This should be done like its done in the picture.
Step 6: Food
Now put the horse feed or corn into the feeder through the top of the pipe. When all the feed you want is in you need to put the second cap on top of it. Do not glue the top cap so you can refill it later.
You are now done with the deer feeder. This feeder could also be used for ducks, geese, chickens, racoons, opussums or any other wildlife.