No, egg laying chickens will only eat what they need, the more they eat the more they lay.
A standard feeder requires 500gms/14oz and a large feeder requires 900gms/2lb (an adult rat weighs 300gms/9 to 11oz)
It only takes one chicken to open the feeder.
A chicken should be 500gms/1lb or more to use the feeder. Note: Do not use the feeder for baby chickens.
For very light birds or bantams which are too light for the feeder, it is very easy to adjust the feeder by putting a small weight on the tread plate. Note: Do not use with baby chickens.
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.
A Standard feeder is 3-4 chickens and a large feeder is 4-5.
Galvanized steel and alloy tread plate.
Only the tread plate has been removed for shipping and is easily attached with 4 bolts that are provided.
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.
Anywhere inside or out, as long as the feeder is on a flat surface extending to the front of the tread plate.
No, even a bossy chicken will not be at the feeder for very long.
The new one will learn from the existing flock, but you must repeat the training program with a completely new group.
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.
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.
The feeders are dispatched by courier.
A standard feeder is 7kg/15lb and a large feeder is 9kg/20lb.
A standard feeder requires 500grams/14oz and a large feeder requires 900grams/2lb (an adult rat weighs 300 grams or 9 to 11oz )
An average chicken is around 2kg/4.5lbs.
Grandpa’s feeders will give both you and your chickens a better deal; you will spend less on their food and get more eggs, saving you time and money.
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).
They are suitable for all dry feeds.
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.
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.