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4 Best Chicken Feeders for Backyard Flock That Will Prevent Waste

Views: 2023     Author: LONGMU     Publish Time: 2023-12-07      Origin: LONGMU

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A chicken feederis an essential item to consider for any chicken farmer, and whether you’re an experienced chicken raiser and breeder or just breaking in raising chicken, finding the best chicken feeder is no easy task. There are several types of chicken feeders available on the market and you need to look at the various specs to make sure the model you choose can hold the right amount of feeds for your chickens.

There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the right chicken feeder for your flock.

One of the prerequisites that will determine which type of feeder you will need will be the size of your flock. If you have only 2-3 chickens and are planning on filling the feeder every day or two, then your feeder needs will be different than someone who has a larger flock or needs a feeder that can hold more than a day’s worth of food.

As we mentioned earlier the hanging type of feeder can cause congestion in the coop unless you have a large coop area.

Since they are relatively inexpensive, it’s not prohibitive to have a couple of feeders so that all birds can access the feed. Sometimes a bully hen will gFituard a feeder believing it is her property.

She will chase off the hens lower in the pecking order, so a second feeder will ensure that all birds have access to food.

These types are inexpensive and easy to set up either inside or outside the coop. Many come with ‘rain guards’ to prevent food from getting wet should it rain.

chicken feederred feeder

This chicken feederhas an open top for fast filling and you can hang it up. Made from sturdy plastic, this chicken feeder is also easy to clean and works well for both beginners and experimented chicken raisers.

Designed to feed up to 15 chickens at a time, the LM chicken feeder also has a big capacity to store two or three-day feed. The translucent plastic this feeder is made of makes it easy to see how full it is, and we liked the simple twist lock assembly that makes it very easy to clean and refill the feeder.

LM chicken feeder doesn’t come with a lid, so you need to prevent the food from getting wet by placing it under a cover. However, the fact that the feeder is an open-top model makes it very easy to refill it. The total capacity of the feeder is 7 pounds, and its weight and dimensions make it easy to transport it from one place to another. The LM chicken feeder received lots of praise from users for its durability, with many reviewers mentioning that it can withstand years of use.

What are our favorite features?

Can feed up to 15 chickens at the same time

Big capacity

Easy to refill and clean

What could be better?

It doesn't come with a lid

We also designed the feeder with a lid, if you like the lid feeder, you can also choose it.


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For users who are looking for an automatic chicken feeder, this Automatic Chicken Feeder is an excellent choice. With a total capacity of 20 lbs., this feeder has an automatic opening that only opens when a chicken stands in front of it on a plate. The hen has to learn to stand on the platform to open the box. When she opens the box the feed is inside the container.

Hens quickly learn how to operate this type of feeder and ‘self-feed’. This system protects the chickens’ food from other birds or mice that may eat their grains. the feeders are usually waterproof. Raccoons however, are very smart and can quickly learn how to access the food, so this type of feeder should not be left where other animals can access it unless you have a locking device on it.

It can feed 6-12 chickens at the same time and also does a great job of protecting the food from the elements.

This Feeders Automatic Chicken Feeder has a durable construction, being made from galvanized steel, and according to reviews provided by users, it is designed in a way that will make it last for the years to come. It is also a good option for those who want to cut down on their poultry food bill.

What stands out?

Feeds up to 12 chicken

Cuts down food waste

Durable construction

What cons did we manage to find?

Chickens need to get adjusted to using it


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Rainproof and pest-proof are two words that define the Metallic Treadle Feeder. This automatic feeder is made from galvanized aluminum and has a total capacity of 25 lbs., so you don’t have to keep refilling it every day. It works well for both chickens and full-grown hens, and you can adjust it easily simply by removing a weight under the lid.

The Metallic Treadle Feeder has a metallic grill that prevents the chickens from spilling feed, thus reducing waste. We liked that this feeder is highly durable thanks to the stainless-steel lock nuts and rust-proof aluminum. The feeder is very easy to use and works well with crumbles, pellets, scratch, and grain feed.

Why are we impressed?

Automatic feeding

Weatherproof design

Highly adjustable

What negatives must you be aware of?

Heavy

Expensive


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Besides food, your chicken also needs water to thrive and the Twin Cup Drinker & FeederSet is the perfect option to solve both problems in one shot as it includes a chicken waterer. Made in China, this feeder/drinker combo is very easy to install and use, as you can fix it on a solid wall. This is a good choice for those who don’t need to feed too many chickens, as its capacity is suitable for four to six chickens.

The Twin Cup Drinker & Feeder Set comes with a cover that prevents contamination and protects the food from rain. It is easy to fill and easy to clean, and it has divisions that are specifically designed to prevent chickens from scratching the feed out from the feeding containers. The total feeding capacity of the feeder is 6.5 lbs.

What makes it stand out?

Drinker included

Comes with rain cover

Easy to fill and clean

Which disadvantages must you keep in mind?



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