Don't let the price scare you away. Pays for itself in no time. Saves feed from rodents and weather. Very simple to set up and train your birds. Was worried birds wouldn't take to it, boy was i wrong. Works great and highly recommend.
Way more features than the brand Grandpa’s Feeder. Here’s why: rain guard plate protects chickens from jumping on open door and smashing the eating chickens head, removable weight plate so my chickens can use it earlier, and longer side panels. A few issues I ran into but were easily fixable: 2 of the nuts/bolts fell off and they were ones that were recommended not to tighten so I didn’t know how tight it’s supposed to be and when putting the side privacy pieces on I couldn’t get the screws all the way in. But this is far cheaper and superior than the other brands.
My girls (chickens) love their new treadle feeder. I bought 2 extra extensions so that come winter I would not have to think about making sure there is food for them. One of the features that I love is the treadle platform! Sooooo quiet! It doesn’t scare them when they step on it, and it is so reasonable priced! I completely recommend this amazing product!
We had a little difficulty getting some of the screws started but other than that it seems perfect. It is so well made. We placed it outside and the chickens were interested in it immediately. They are finishing up their second week of training. Soon, we will be closing it totally and look forward to seeing how much they have learned. We watched the videos on the website before beginning and they were very helpful. So glad we found this item.
Thank you from Vermont.
Impressive fast shipping, this company knows how to get your flock their needs at lightning speed! Feeder seems easy to use and is a good size. My 7 ladies are almost 4 weeks old and I’m waiting to train them once they are move to the outside coop. My only complaint is that one of the metal rivets was missing that holds the step rod to the step (photo included). Seems like an easy thing to fix though, just hope the feeder holds up to some future wear and tear. If I like it enough, I may purchase a second so everyone can eat together.
Worth every penny. I followed the protocol of leaving it wide open for a week. The chickens were keen to use it because I also put mealworms in there to entice them. It worked. They were initially a little skittish about the pedal but got over that. I lowered it to the second peg the second week so the lid went up and down a little bit. They were ok with that. The third week I closed it entirely but let them see me putting the mealworms in and they went right over and stepped on it to get them. My dumbest bird has figured it out. Its fantastic because where we live there are tons of songbirds and I had dozens of them in and out of my other feeders all day long. My chicken feed bill was astronomical. So, as you can imagine, this feeder pays for itself in savings on chicken food. The only drawback is I left it out one time in the rain overnight and while it didnt leak, worms used it as a refuge and I had to pull dozens of earthworms out of it the next morning which was super gross. One other thing I wish was different was I wish that when they took their feet off the pedal the lid didn't crash down so fast and hard. I think you guys could easily trouble shoot that one.
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