Rat Proof Feeder
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Rat Proof, Bird Proof, Rodent Proof Chicken Feeder
You Aren’t Buying a Feeder, You are Buying a Solution for Stopping Rats Eating Your Chicken Feed. The only truly rat proof chicken feeder on the market.
Stop the rats, wild birds, and other vermin from stealing your feed and spreading disease. Cut your feed bill in half!
Is it hard to assemble?
Assembly will take a few common tools and about five minutes. Free assembly if requested.
Is it hard to train the chickens to use it?
If you follow our instructions training the birds takes a few minutes then a refresher course a few hours later.
Small Feeder - The small automatic feeder is good for about six hens as only one bird at a time can eat unless they get along well. Six hens will take turns eating according to pecking order. Holds 12lbs of feed and has a 100% galvanized sheet metal feed tray and hopper so the feed flows easily and sanitation is assured. Approximate assembled size is 18” deep x 10” wide x 19” tall.
The large rat proof treadle chicken feeder hopper holds 37 pounds of laying pellets or other feed and has a 100% galvanized sheet metal feed tray and hopper so the feed flows easily and sanitation is assured. Holds 37lbs of feed. The feed box is about 10.5” deep x 14.5” wide x 20.5” tall, the overall foot print is 21.5” wide x 19.5” deep x 20.5” tall.
Number of birds per feeder
The small automatic feeder is good for about six hens as only one bird at a time can eat unless they get along well. Six hens will take turns eating according to pecking order The Large and Extra Large feeder is 4″ wide so two hens can eat at once.
That will of course vary depending upon how established the flock is and your goals for the birds. If they are layers you need to make sure there are no more than 12 to 16 hens per medium feeder because a laying hen needs to eat as often as possible for full egg production. The more she eats the more eggs per week she can put out as protein consumption is usually a hen’s limiting factor.
If you are feeding out broilers the weight gain per day is as important so once again you should have one feeder for every 12 to 16 birds.
If a flock is well established there will be a pecking order and you can go as high as 20 birds per rat proof poultry feeder as long as you don’t mind a few less eggs per week.
Another thing to consider is that the more poultry feeders you have the more likely one will be unused at any give point in time so once you get past three automatic feeders you can easily go as high as 25 birds per feeder. That would give you four days of feed per 25 birds.
Large Assembly Feeder Video