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automatic chook feeder

Discussion in 'Chooks' started by bushboy, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. bushboy

    bushboy New Member

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    recently purchased a chook feeder as I was fed up with feeding rats and mice


    http://www.poultry-feeders.com/index.ph ... icle&id=24

    well constructed - cost $195 + $30 delivery

    works well - 1st week - hinged cover fully open
    2nd week 1/2 closed
    3rd week -completely shut - chooks need to stand on the fornt plate
    for the cover to open

    needs a concrete block on top to stop it moving around when the lid opens and shuts

    holds enough food for several days - I have 10 chooks now - only 2-3 fit at the feeding
    spot at a time - they are using it as designed though

    good kiwi innovation!
     

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  2. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    A fantastic device Tom.
    That is a "must have" that is for sure.
     
  3. naturally

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    Automatic chook feeder 'a must have'

    I agree

    We've had one of these for quite a while now. It works very well.

    We don't have any bricks/blocks under or on top of it, still works very well for us.

    It's waterproof too.

    Worth every penny.
     
  4. BillAU

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    A $40 Auto Chuck Feeder

    Why not build your own auto chuck feeder for about $40 ;) You can find all the info' you need on this site. It looks to be a beaut, easy to build auto chuck feeder :p
     
  5. bill newton

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    chook feeder

    i made one of those - from bits of scrap plywood i had lying round - it was 300mm long - but i've got 15 chooks -- and you cant get 15 chook heads into 300mm - so all the strongest chooks got fed and the others missed out - i gave it to a lady had three girls - they manage quite well:p
     
  6. BillAU

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    You should have built a bigger one Bill...Say 1000mm long ;)
     
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    We've built a few of these from wood and galvanized zink. Works well. Put in a glass window to monitor the levels and give it a 10kg capacity. Takes the edge off carrying food every day.
     
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    Works well for pellets but forget mash from my experience
     
  9. helomech

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    I use a automatic deer feeder to feed my chickens. That way I can control how much they eat, and they don't waste any. I set it to go off 3 times a day and it works great.
     
  10. Murray

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    What does an auto deer feeder look like please?
     
  11. Drdamage

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    Wonder if it would work for my 4 yr old son? :p
     
  12. llewelynj

    llewelynj New Member

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    no velcro works better when applied to sole of foot. though the child then has a tendency to try to walk in circles.


    bad taste i know.....
     
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