Two-Port Backyard Chicken Feeder Instructional Video How to train your chickens to use this no-spill solution
Hello and welcome to RentACoop’s video on how to train your chickens to use their new feeder.
As you can see right now the chickens are eating from their old feeder and step number one is to put the new feeder in the same spot that the old feeder was in. Your chickens will come looking where your old feeder was to find food.
Step number two will be to fill up just the brim so right there where the chicken is eating with food and once they finish that food they will go inside and they will be able to se ethe food at the bottom of the tube.
If that doesn’t work and that’s not enough to attract your chickens, the next thing you can do is fill up the whole tube to the top as you can see in the video so it’s pretty much overflowing out of the feeder. You don’t want to do this every day – you just want to do it for the first time so the chickens are able to see the food. Once they see the food, they will start eating it all the way to the bottom of the tube.
Here’s a cut-in-half feeder so you can see what that would look like. This chicken is now eating from the bottom of the tube as he should now with this new feeder you can see that the hen will have a very hard time spilling any food out of the feeder as opposed to the model you saw in the beginning which you’re probably used to.
Here is a little inside view of a hen eating from the bottom of the tube. It is something that you think might be pretty logical but in the case of this bucket it’s a little different and that’s opening the lid
You can see here I’m opening the lid from in-between the corners and using both hands as opposed to lifting the lid from the corner as would be logical.
Here you can also see that you can not only put the feeder on a stand but you can also hang the feeder and you can see this feeder is moving back and forth a little bit that’s perfectly okay but unlike this feeder do not put the feeder under a roosting bar or you’ll have to clean it every day.
I hope this feeder was everything you hoped for and more!