Grandpa's Chicken Feeders FAQs
No, egg-laying chickens will only eat what they need, the more they eat the more they lay.
It only takes one chicken to open the automatic chicken feeder.
The standard chicken feeder measures 11.5 inches high (29.2cm), 17 inches wide (43.1cm) and 20 inches deep (50.8cm). It weighs around 15 lbs (6.8kg).
The large chicken feeder measures 16.5 inches high (41.9cm), 21.75 inches wide (55.2cm) and 24.75 inches deep (62.8cm). It weighs around 23 lbs (10.43kg).
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. Find out more about the chicken training.
If ordering the large chicken feeder for use with small chickens or bantams, please contact us first and we will give you some advice on easy modifications.
A Standard chicken feeder can feed 3-4 chickens at once. A large feeder can feed 4-5 chickens at once.
No. While we understand there may be concern about this, we have never had a single reported case of any chicken getting their heads caught.
No, even a bossy chicken will not be at the chicken feeder for very long. So the chickens will not fight over the food.
Grandpa's chicken feeders are made from top-quality galvanized steel, with an alloy tread plate.
We have customers feeding over 50 chickens with one large chicken feeder and over 20 with the standard chicken feeder. We suggest the large chicken feeder is better suited for 12 or more, so you are not required to constantly fill the feeder.
Yes, Grandpa's chicken feeders do come assembled. Only the tread plate has been removed for shipping and is easily attached with 4 bolts that are provided.
Chicken feeders can be placed anywhere inside or out, as long as the chicken feeder is on a flat surface extending to the front of the tread plate.
A recently added chicken to an existing flock will learn from the other members of the flock. But you must repeat the training program with a completely new group.
Yes, both ducks and chickens will share the chicken feeder just fine.
Yes, the larger chicken 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 chicken feeder will feed 6 chickens for 10 days and a large chicken feeder will feed 12 chickens for 10 days. This also means it will feed fewer chickens for longer and more chickens for less time.
All dry feeds are suitable for use in Grandpa's chicken feeders.
A standard chicken feeder requires 500grams/14oz and a large chicken feeder requires 900grams/2lb (an adult rat weighs 300 grams or 9 to 11oz).
If your rats are heavy enough to open the chicken 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).
Yes, but for the standard chicken feeder only. For the large chicken feeder, you may find that in some cases lighter birds may be too light to open the feeder. This is easily fixed by simply adjusting the feeder by putting a small weight on the tread plate. Contact us for more information. Note: Do not use with baby chickens.
For the standard chicken feeder, the platform extends out 190mm/8inches. For the large chicken feeder, the platform extends out 220mm/9inches.
A chicken should be 500gms/1lb or more to use the chicken feeder. Note: Do not use the chicken feeder for baby chickens.
A standard chicken feeder is 6.2kg and a large chicken feeder is 8.2kg.
24 Month Money Back Guarantee Details
We believe in the quality and craftsmanship of our feeders and build them of strong, durable, high-quality galvanized steel with an aluminum treadle, with the expectation that they will work flawlessly for years to come.
Every component of this system is thoughtfully designed to work together seamlessly with our end goal of solving common problems associated with keeping chickens while giving them a wonderful feeding experience.
Because we value your business and the trust you've placed in us to feed your feathered family, we provide a 24 month, 100% money-back guarantee against defects in the equipment.
If you are concerned that your fowl are finicky and might have trouble adjusting to their new feeding system, we are happy to assist in this area.
We provide videos on how best to introduce your chickens to their new favorite feeder with step-by-step tips on teaching them to use it successfully.
There's nothing we want more than for your chickens to be full and happy and for you to enjoy peace of mind that your automated feeder is working properly.