AbstractAn animal feeder is disclosed for use with a ground surface. The animal feeder includes a container which defines a chamber adapted to contain granular animal feed. A plurality of legs support the container in an elevated position above the ground surface. An elongated tube open at each end is secured to the container so that the open upper end of the tube is open to the chamber and thus to the animal feed contained therein. The tube extends generally vertically downwardly so that the bottom of the tube is open to the ground surface. Moreover, the tube is dimensioned so that its lower end is spaced upwardly from the ground surface by a distance such that animal feed from the chamber flows downwardly from the chamber in a controlled fashion and forms a pile on the ground beneath the tube and around the lower end of the tube. Thus, the pile blocks the further flow of animal feed through the tube until a portion of the animal feed on the ground surface is eaten or otherwise removed.