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I've been seeing ads for the peck-o-matic pop up on my facebook page.  I was curious, because my hens currently waste a lot of feed.  Thanks to all of you who have posted comments and shared ideas.  You-all have me thinking.

 

ETA: I really like that feeder made from the yogurt container.  I'd like to make something that but it seems too small for my needs.  Maybe I could find a larger/taller container, or make more than one...  

As I was mulling it over, I decided that if the peck-o-matic would save 1/3 of the feed from being lost, it would pay for itself in less than 1 year. While watching the youtube videos, I saw that they use it for ducks too.  My sister and niece raise ducks for eggs.  (my sister sees it as a business, my niece sees the ducks as pets.)  I realized that if I ordered 2, it would save significantly on the shipping, so I went ahead and ordered 2.  

Ya, there are a lot of peckomatic videos in youtube. The most interesting video is ducks using Peckomatic Feeder in water.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvc-QycO47I

post #62 of 65

I have been using peckomatic for about 2 months now and I am thourly pleased.  I cant say enough good things about it.

post #63 of 65

I have had my Peck-O-Matic feeder hanging in the coop for a few months now.  I really like it. At first my girls were afraid of it, but now they love it.  I think there is less waste, and I haven't had problems with bugs or mice getting into the feed, like it did in my old feeder.  I I never saw the mice, but I could tell see that something had been cracking the sunflower seeds and leaving shells.  I know it wasn't my chickens.  

 

I originally obtained a bucket from the kitchen at work to use, but it turns out it was just slightly too small in diameter to work, so I broke down and bought a bucket to use.  

I really like this feeder.  

post #64 of 65
We have a pocomatic as well. Very easy to put together. Chickens learned how to use it in just a few minutes. We did have to change the reccomeded washer to one with a larger diameter hole, but that took a minute or so.
We put a hole in the lid and with a piece of pvc pipe and 2 45% angles, we can fill it from outside the coop.
More than pleased.
post #65 of 65
Does anyone use this with a whole grain type feed that has fines? Does it work well for you? Thanks for any help!
Proud momma of 3 Golden and 3 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 long haired dachshund's, and two mouser's.
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Proud momma of 3 Golden and 3 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 long haired dachshund's, and two mouser's.
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