This simple automatic chicken feeder has a lot going for it. It keeps the chicken’s food out of the weather. It makes feeding chickens a weekly or monthly task instead of a daily affair. It makes the chickens responsible for feeding themselves.
This is a simple device but it combines a lot of technology that has been learned over the ages. The construction details below are an epitome of the concepts of self sufficiency. The little device is truly ingenious. It saves the chicken owner time and money. It also keeps the chickens happier and healthier.
Homesteaders raise chickens for the eggs and meat. This chicken feeder helps the process along considerably. The scale of the feeder is based on the weight of the average adult chicken. A little modification in the lid, pedal, and lifting mechanism may be necessary for small birds.
The instructions are very explicit and should be followed exactly. People who have never worked with metal before should pay special attention to the cutting and bending instructions. Gloves that are flexible but protective are necessary to prevent metal cuts.
The instructions tell you how to train your chickens to use the feeder. Chickens are not dumb. The information indicates that one training session is probably all that will be needed to train your chickens to use the feeder.
If you have a lot of chickens then, build more feeders. The single unit can handle about four chickens at a time.
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