How many chickens can it feed?
An adult chicken will eat 125- 145 grams of feed per day (less if scraps are offered or free ranging).
So for 10 chicken allow about 1.5 kg per day of feed.
How much feed does it hold?
Small unit has 10 kilo feed capacity Large Unit has 20 kilo feed capacity ie. whole bag of pellets
How does it save feed?
Until a chicken steps onto the treadle of the chicken feeder the feed remains covered and safe from pests in the feed tray.
Will it harm my chickens in any way?
The operation of the feeder cannot harm your chooks due to the small amount of movement when operating.
How do the chickens figure it out?
You need to allow the tray to remain open whilst the chooks become familiar with the treadle.
This takes anywhere from 5 – 10 days. You teach one and others will follow.
Once the chooks are feeding easily from it, just take it out of ‘training mode.
Where do I position the chicken feeder?
The chicken feeder needs to be placed on a flat surface for example a paver, concrete or bricks to keep it sitting flat.
Otherwise the hopper feed flow will be compromised.
Remember to keep area underneath the chicken feeder treadle clear, to ensure the feed tray lid opens and closes fully.
What makes this Feeder so good?
Strong galvanised steel construction.
No sharp edges
Heavy duty nylon bushed pivoting mechanism.
Trialed on our own flock,with modifications made as noted.
Won't the rats open the feeder?
In over 20 years of using the feeder , we have never seen a rat open the feed tray.
The feeder is weighted for chickens over 500g and a big rat weigh in at about 300g .
So unless you have mega rats it should not be an issue, and in fact they will depart once feed is not easily come by.
DO I need to do anything once I get my Feeder?
The Feeder comes ready to use.
You just push the treadle step into place and put it into training mode and install in your chicken yard or house.