The Chicken Feeder – Plus Anti-Scratch Grate
Fitted with a grate in the feed tray, this prevents chickens from scratching inside the tray to reduce spillage, waste and mess.
How many chickens can it feed?
An adult hen will eat 125- 145grams of feed per day (less if scraps are offered or free-ranging).
So for 10 hens allow about 1.5 kg per day in the chicken feeder
How much feed does it hold?
Large: Holds up to 20 kg of feed
Small: Holds up to 10kg of feed
How does it work?
Until a chicken steps onto the plate of the chicken feeder the feed remains covered and safe from pests.
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