It is better to be able to use one thing to do two jobs. I need to make a list but just happened to think about one since we are going out of town for a couple days. I got a 5 gallon deer corn feeder with a timer. I am going to set it in the pig pen before I go so that the person house sitting won’t have to feed them everyday. I guess I could get another one and have a chicken feeder too. What are some things you use for more than one purpose?