Used to efficiently feed broilers, growing turkeys, ducks, guinea-fowl and pheasants.
Features fully adjustable feed level, steel construction, with deep pan for total feed control.
Capacity 40 kg 625mm high x 550 mm diameter with pan. Lip height 125mm. Cylinder diameter across top is 300mm. 50-100 birds per pan.
Lid not included in this feeder by default.
About Selecting a chook Feeder or Turkey Feeder, or duck feeder
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 feeder which suits our situation.
When using a feeder for layers it is better to have a round chicken feeder rather than a trough. This stops dominant birds from controlling the access to the feed.
Poultry 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 Poultry 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 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.