Have you given thought to how important a simple bucket can be? This is not the 5 gallon buckets, but something like a 1 gallon bucket. Small buckets are easy for young children to handle, so this enables them to help with basic chores, such as feeding the chickens and picking peas.
What kind of bucket do I use to bring feed to the chickens? Its a plastic pop-corn bucket my wife and I bought from the local movie theater.
What do I use to fill the bucket? A large plastic cup my wife and I got from a casino.
For stuff like hen scratch I use a plastic tub that was filled with peppermints.