Do our feeders really work?   Take a look at this blog post that a customer put up in June of 2016:

Click here to read the blog post review of our  medium Rat Proof Chicken Feeder

Medium Exterior Soft Close Feeder with Duck Step

Standard Medium Feeders  Start at $65 plus shipping

Interior and Exterior Versions Available

Soft Close and Non Soft Close Doors Available

Standard Distant Step, Duck Step, or Turkey Step Available

The Only Treadle Feeder on the Market with a Soft Close Door Option

Small Feeder with the Standard Distant Treadle for maximum Rat Proofing

Small Feeders Start at  $60.00 plus shipping

Interior and Exterior Versions Available

Soft Close and Non Soft Close Doors Available

Standard Distant Step, Duck Step, or Turkey Step Available.

FAQ


Smaller Birds and Bantams?

Will my Birds be Smart Enough to Learn to Use it?

International Shipping?

Are the Feeders Waterproof?

Can you Adjust the Sensitivity of the treadle?

Is Assembly required?

Why is the Treadle Step so Small and Far Away?

Why is the Treadle Step so Small and Far Away?

Hardware

Upgrade Kits and Parts

Soft Close Retrofit Kits

Replacement Door Springs

Spare Treadle Link Wires

Waterproof Retrofit Kits for Older Model Feeders

Duck Steps and Turkey Steps

Hen Raking Feed?  Feeder Lip Extenders

Medium Exterior Soft Close Feeder with optional Duck Step

Soft Close Feeders


There are around  4,000 feeders out in service already but we just got around to making a soft close version as customers had asked for one.    The noise of the door closing did make it a bit harder to train flocks but we got around that by training only when the birds were hungry and very motivated.   And we simply didn’t have the time until last Thanksgiving.   I had taken a feeder home with the idea that over the holiday I’d stare at the dang thing till I came up with a workable idea for a soft close feature.   The idea of using a cabinet door soft close cylinder came to mind and it works very well, perfect size and action, easy to find replacement cylinders almost anywhere online or in hardware stores, and it was adjustable.  They have been tested down to 10 degrees F, past that  you need to do your own testing to learn at what temperature to back the adjustment screw off till it warms up.  The worst outcome in sub zero weather is that the soft close feature doesn’t work but the feeder door will continue to open.

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Save Shipping Costs with Multi Pack Feeders


Multi packs are simply individual feeders strapped together for shipping and boy does it save money.   A two pack of feeders will ship for about 20% less per feeder than two feeders ordered as units and four Medium Feeders costs 46% less to ship than four individual units..  The more feeders you buy and ship the cheaper the shipping becomes, up to a point.   The medium feeder shipping costs bottoms out at four feeders per multi pack, six feeders for the small feeders.   Once you get past those points the larger packages begin to get more expensive per unit to ship.

The shipping cost can get as low as $9.00 for a small feeder to parts of California and as low as $12.00 for a medium feeder to parts of California.  Once you get to larger quantities we can ship 42 feeders per pallet.

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Nest Boxes


Made from galvanized sheet metal, hot rolled steel flat bar, and a wooden perch step for comfort in lower temperatures.  Two hole, four hole, and six hole versions available. 

Shipped disassembled after factory assembly and disassembly with your choice of pop rivets or small bolts for re assembly.  The landing perches fold up if you want to prevent the birds from sleeping in the nest boxes (most birds won’t unless they are being picked on by the other birds) or you can drill your own holes through the nest box side and secure the landing perch in place using the bolts that are furnished as the bottom stops for the folding landing perches.

The tops are angled to prevent birds from roosting on top, the bottoms are  easily removable for cleaning or dumping the old nesting materials.  Installing is as simple as driving two screws or nails into the wall and hanging the unit using the provided straps.

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Feed Savings, Cleaner Feed, Less Disease, Less Work Feeding the Chickens

It is going to save you a lot of money on feed costs by keeping the rats, mice,  and wild birds out of your feed.  Some users report that it also defeats squirrels.   Many customers report a 50% savings in feed use.

The feed is going to stay much cleaner without rats and wild birds walking in the feed.  Chickens can’t get in to walk on the feed either and the covered door prevents litter from being thrown into the feeder when the hens are scratching in the litter.

Your flock will be healthier once the vermin stop eating out of the feeder and bringing their diseases and parasites along with them.  Commercial flocks know this and they go to great lengths to keep vermin out of their flocks.

The medium feeder will feed a single hen around 100 days or ten hens for 10 days.  You can go on vacation and not worry about the birds running out of feedThis feeder is simply the best rat proof chicken feeder, the best rodent proof chicken feeder, the best wild bird proof chicken feeder, and the best automatic treadle chicken feeder on the market.

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