No, egg laying chickens will only eat what they need, the more they eat the more they lay.
Grandpa’s Tips: Chicken Questions
It only takes one chicken to open the feeder.
The feeders come with 2 training bolts to limit movement and instructions for their use. There are 2 settings with one week on each setting.
Yes, The carton dimensions are: standard feeder 300 x 390 x 440mm, large feeder 410 x 450 x 560mm.
A Standard feeder is 3-4 chickens and a large feeder is 4-5.
No, even a bossy chicken will not be at the feeder for very long.
Galvanized steel, with a alloy tread plate.
We have customers feeding over 80 chickens with one large feeder and over 40 with the standard feeder. We suggest the large feeder is better suited for 10 or more, so you are not required to constantly fill the feeder.
Only the tread plate has been removed for shipping and is easily attached with 4 bolts that are provided.
Anywhere inside or out, as long as the feeder is on a flat surface extending to the front of the tread plate.
The new one will learn from the existing flock, but you must repeat the training program with a completely new group.
Yes, the larger feeder is suitable, although it may be necessary to extend the tread plate out for bigger birds. This can be done very easily.
A standard feeder will feed 6 chickens for 10 days and a large feeder will feed 12 chickens for 10 days. This also means it will feed less chickens for longer and more chickens for less time.
They are suitable for all dry feeds.
If your rats are heavy enough to open the feeder you are feeding your rats too well. Most rats are too light to open the feeder however (an adult rat weighs roughly 300 grams/0.6lb).
The answer to that is yes for the standard feeder. For the large feeder you may find in some cases lighter birds may be too light to open the feeder, this is easliy fixed by simply adjusting the feeder by putting a small weight on the tread plate. Note: Do not use with baby chickens.
Standard feeder 190mm/8inches, large feeder 220mm/9inches.
An average chicken is around 2kg/4.5lbs.
A standard feeder requires 500gms/14oz and a large feeder requires 900gms/2lb (an adult rat weighs 300gms/9 to 11oz)
A chicken should be 500gms/1lb or more to use the feeder. Note: Do not use the feeder for baby chickens.
Absolutely, since Grandpa designed and developed these feeders in New Zealand in 1995, many thousands have been sold and are now considered standard equipment for anyone keeping poultry. We have many customers who have feeders they bought over a decade ago which are still working faultlessly today after continual use outside and exposed to the elements.
The feeders are dispatched by courier.
A standard feeder is 6.2kg and a large feeder is 8.2kg.
Yes, they come with a twelve month, full satisfaction money back guarantee. Be assured this will probably be one of the best things you will have ever bought, as is told to us by many of our customers.