Make a Feed Scoop from a Tin Can

There’s no need to purchase a feed scoop when you can easily make one from a leftover tin can.

  • Feed Scoop
    Save yourself 10 dollars and make a feed scoop rather than purchasing one.
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  • Feed Scoop

The 46-ounce tin cans that fruit and vegetable juices are sold in make wonderful scoops for use on a farm or garden. For a handle, use an old drawer pull and attach it with short screws to the side of the can. The scoop may eventually leak where the screws are attached, but it will always hold dry matter, such as livestock feed or bird seed.

This metal feed scoop is a good size, and it’s not too heavy when full. Plus, it easily hangs on a nail when not in use. We’ve had our scoop for nearly 40 years and use it often.

Dawn Hodges
Bellville, Texas

Jack from Ab., Canada
5/5/2021 6:54:50 PM

I guess no one read (screw an old Handle to to can of your choice), that's it, not else to do except open the can first & empty the contents, it's a good tip don't kill the messenger?

Jack from Ab., Canada
5/5/2021 6:53:18 PM

Use the words, no picture required, screw a door handle to any size can you want, unless you need a video on how to open the can & rinse it out, good idea Mother earth! I will make a couple tomorrow, one for dog food & one or two for bird feed, & one for fertilizer & for grass seed & one for filling my container for ice melt next winter! Jack from Sherwood Park AB, Can. Thanks...

5/5/2021 4:08:47 PM

Another totally useless, misleading article from Mother Earth News. Nothing else to add as others before me have said it all. Going to hit the unsubscribe button when I finish this comment.



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