Took less than an hour to put together. We used a good quality trash can. Our chickens knew what to do as we have the smaller feeders already. This one will hold 2 bags of feed.
Love these products and love this company! Great customer service!!
I get my kitty litter in the plastic bucket with a hinge. They make great feeding buckets with your product. The best part is the place you put the feeder is a flat surface. Will take a picture soon.
So how is the seal on a round surface like a round barrel or bucket
I had two smaller feeder that I got my chicks last spring. Once they were old enough to be out in a pen, we introduced them to the feeders. They took to them like fish to water. The chickens seem to like them and I love them. No wasted feed! Only problem was I bought more chickens than I originally planned on and really needed more portholes. My son got me this kit for Xmas and I was thrilled. Unfortunately, it seemed toilet paper wasn't the only thing there was a run on this year (at least my area). There were no big, heavy duty, trash cans without wheels to be found at any of the stores around me, so I had to wait. Finally, we were able to get a 44 gallon Brute. Nice and heavy and with a tight fitting lid! Yes I'm the crazy woman getting all excited over a trash can.
Came home and assembled the feeder. SO EASY! Truly, this kit with the hole saw makes it simple and quick to put all the ports in. Everything was organized nicely and the instructions were clear. There is even a link to a You Tube video if someone needs it, but I didn't find it necessary.
Yet another Rent A Coop win!
Girls picked right up on feeding and no more feed on the ground.
We made a box to hold 12 feeders and love it. We were forced to turn the rain cover into crumb catchers. We did not read the instructions until we drilled all 12 holes. All the chicks and chickens eventually got their own feeder. It is literally our life saver along with the self waterers we bought from Rent A Coop.
This is a great chicken feeder. The kit makes it affordable and easy to install. I've tried on rectangle buckets and round ones. I like it on the rectangle ones more. I'll be buying more later.
I love these feeding ports! They have been a lifesaver for my poultry operation. This was my second set, and I bought half a dozen! I have zero waste, it allows me to keep my feeders outside, not attracting vermin and taking up precious room in the coop. They install so easily, it is my best chicken purchase yet! My chickens, ducks and turkeys all have zero issues using this system. To initially train my first flock I filled the tubes like suggested, and like they said, they were trained by the bottom! The only little issue I see is with the wing nuts. My bucket was plenty thick and I didn't need them, but there isn't enough room to tighten them down if they are neccesary, the wing is too long. Easily solved with a pair of wire cutters, and definately not a reason to knock the product!
This was only difficult to assemble because I chose to utilize a 4 lb plastic container from brewer's yeast supplement, the smallest container one could utilize with this feed port I'm certain. It was a very tight squeeze to get most the screws in, but, and I'm admittedly biased, it looks sharp. With just seven young chickens, this feeder lasts a few days before it needs refilling and is easily moved due to its small size. My chickens took right to it, but that could be due in part to having been raised on the Rent-A-Coop chick feeder.
Great to upcycle old food containers or to customize to meet your particular needs.
it will be much convenient after having the auto food feeder and water feeder.
I reviewed lots of product before I bought them. Not only they works, but also they can last for years with easy or less maintenance.
Now I do not need to refill the food/water for at least a week. of course, I check to make sure everything is fine and fetch the eggs.
Make sure the home depot 5 gallon bucket is food grade.
I love RentACoop products so much! All the products I ordered from this company work perfectly and are brilliant designed. Our family has confidences raising our backyard chicken with their products, our chickens love these too! I purchased chick brooder board, chick automatic feeder, waterer nipple & cups, and adult chicken feeder port(DIY kit). Some items I ordered twice, and planing to order more in the future. You can totally enjoy raising chickens without the hassle like refill feed and water every single day, also you can make sure your fragile baby chicks are cozy and warm with their brooder board. Very happy and highly recommend for these "Make-Sence" products!
Easy to order and install using a saber saw with fine tooth blade to cutout the holes. were noticing a lot less food on the ground.
Incredibly easy to install! We use them on a 35g plastic trash can. We had a set of these for over a year, and only needed to replace them due to a bad dog chewing them up!
I love it.
These feeder ports have been amazing! I put them on a 10 gallon bucket I found at Menards and it will hold 40 pounds of crumble. Haven’t elevated it yet because chicks are all around 10 weeks and this little one has a bad leg. They were SUPER easy to install, put together, and train the flock on.