Chook Feeder for 20+ layers or longer duration for smaller flock. Rugged, UV stabalised plastic has a curved lip to minimize feed wastage, features adjustable feed depth,
and is suitable for most feed mixes. Includes lid. Capacity 18 kg 450mm high x 450 mm diameter Lip height 75mm
Many factors effect feed consumption. The breed of fowl, the age of the bird, the time of year, the weather conditions, the type of housing, and the type of feed all have an effect.
We can however talk in averages and so set about choosing a poultry feeder which suits our situation.
When using a chicken feeder for layers it is better to have a round poultry feeder rather than a trough. This stops dominant birds from controlling the access to the feed.
Chicken Feeders should hang to prevent the birds sifting the feed and spilling some out. The best height is between back and eye height.
Select a Chicken feeder which will allow once week filling for layer flocks. This means the system is more convenient.
For laying flocks bigger than 20 birds use two Chicken feeders in the shed one at each end.
This also helps prevent dominant birds from stopping the birds lower down the peck order from getting to the feed.
With chicks, the choice is between round hoppers and troughs. Troughs are good with fine mash feeds but prefer round hoppers for crumbles.
For some ideas on alternatives to bag feed please read the following information sheet on feeding