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Bill Kirkham, aka “Grandpa” passed away on the 25th May 2024 at age 94

By Nicola | May 29, 2024

Bill Kirkham, aka “Grandpa” passed away on the 25th May 2024 at age 94 Bill was the inventor of Grandpas feeders. It was way back in 1994 that he created the first pest proof feeder. Not because he was looking to start a business, just to solve his own rat problem. He had complained to…

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Chicken Feeder

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing a Chicken Feeder

By Grandpa's Feeders | January 16, 2024

When it comes to raising chickens, providing them with the right type of feeder is essential for ensuring their nutritional needs are met. Choosing the wrong feeder can lead to wasted feed, frustration, and even potential health issues for your flock. To help you make the best decision, here are three common mistakes to avoid…

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Can a Chicken Feeder Be Weather-Proof, Waste-Proof, and Pest-Proof? Yes!

Can a Chicken Feeder Be Weather-Proof, Waste-Proof, and Pest-Proof? Yes!

By Grandpa's Feeders | December 21, 2023

When it comes to raising chickens, ensuring their well-being goes beyond protecting their feed from pests. Weather conditions, waste management, and preventing unwanted visitors are additional challenges that poultry enthusiasts and farmers face. Fortunately, advancements in chicken feeder technology have led to the development of weather-proof, waste-proof, and pest-proof feeders. In this article, we will explore how…

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10 essential points to consider before raising chickens | Grandpas Feeders

10 Essential Points to Consider Before Raising Chickens

By Grandpa's Feeders | December 15, 2023

Raising chickens can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Not only do they provide fresh eggs and pest control, but they also bring joy and companionship to your backyard. However, before embarking on this adventure, it’s important to consider these ten key points to ensure the health and well-being of your feathered friends. Legal Requirements:…

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Chicken using a treadle chicken feeder | Grandpa's Feeders

How does the treadle on an automatic chicken feeder work?

By Grandpa's Feeders | May 25, 2023

If you’re looking to make your chicken-rearing experience more efficient, an automatic chicken feeder may be just what you need. These devices can help you save time and money by providing a steady source of food for your chickens without requiring constant monitoring. One feature of automatic chicken feeders that many people wonder about is…

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Customer feedback – Automatic Chicken Feeder

By Grandpa's Feeders | April 12, 2023

“I have had my feeder for over 5 years. Before that, the birds and mice were having an open banquet day and night. I have seen several bad reviews saying that this feeder did not work for their chickens and just scared them. I have had several new flocks of poultry (chickens, ducks and geese)…

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How To Stop A Chicken From Being Broody So They Get Back To Laying Eggs

By Grandpa's Feeders | November 16, 2022

Some chickens get broody every year, whilst some don’t at all, but it can start as soon as they’re old enough to lay (around 5 to 8 months old). A clucky hen will sit on her eggs for three weeks waiting for them to hatch, which means three weeks of no other laying. If you…

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The top 5 things to keep in mind when choosing an automatic chicken feeder

By Grandpa's Feeders | August 18, 2022

When choosing a new automatic chicken feeder, there are a few important points to consider. With plenty of options on the market you want to ensure you’re finding the ideal option to suit your feathered friends. #1: How many chickens will the automatic chicken feeder feed? Making sure all chickens are getting enough food in…

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How to Feed Your Chickens At Various Ages

By Grandpa's Feeders | April 3, 2022

Depending on the age of your flock, there may be specific ways you should be maximizing their feeding process. Raising chickens is a rewarding and fulfilling pastime to beat loneliness while sustaining your own food source in a cost-effective way. Although it is relatively simple to raise your own chickens, the feeding game can get…

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The Best Healthy Treats to Give Your Chickens

By Grandpa's Feeders | March 12, 2022

Keeping your chickens to a strict feeding schedule is important, but adding a few healthy treats here and there can be beneficial to your flock. Your chickens will spend most of their days either eating or nesting. There are times, however that they will get bored, and providing the rare treat to your flock can…

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