Pros: It provides a chance to hang your chickens ' grain without their waddles getting caught.
Cons: My chickens likes to take the grain out the feeder and have the grain on the floor causing grain wasted.
My chickens waddles have never got caught in this feeder, but the chickens waste a lot of grain with this feeder. I started giving them grain in a crock-pot and they haven't wasted any grain.
I've tried another hanging feeder that was plastic, and one of my hen's waddles got caught on it.
I made my purchase at TSC for 30$. The feeder does not distribute feed in the bottom tray correctly, I had to shake it several times each day.
Barely a year later it rusted all over the bottom tray from our humidity. I've since removed it from my coops.
I did like being able to add more feed, I wasn't having hungry chickens every morning trying to squeeze out the door. However if the feed wasnt distributing, they couldn't reach it, and were starving by the next morning.
Overall I will never purchase this product again. I made a DIY feeder and it works better than any store bought one.
Pros: Holds a lot of food, can't be knocked over easily
Cons: When the food gets low the chickens don't get any, no cover
This is the first chicken feeder I've used outside with them and its doing a pretty good job. I made a lid with a foil pan that I bent to fit and that is working pretty well. When the food gets low it doesn't go to the outer edge where the chickens can get it but the food is not able to be tossed around either which is nice. Much less waste.
I love my little metal feeder, it works great for large batches of chicks and even the adult birds can easily eat from it. It doesn't work well for ducks because the "eating space" is kind of small but it's great for the other birds. I haven't had a problem with the supports,they seem very sturdy. My only complaint would be that the gap for the feed to slide out(down into the tray) is kind of small so sometimes you have to shake or push the feed out.
I have one of these for my inside the coop feeder. I have it hung from the ceiling with a chain so I can adjust the height as needful and have a cover for the top to keep the critters from trying to perch on it. It does feed a bit slow but I just give it a shake every morning when I check things out.
Hi mate just a helpful hint for the feeder to save you having to spin same when near empty just buy a plastic funnel to suit the inside of feeder placed upside down if this uses to much space make a dome to fit just to divert the feed note if you use funnel plug the spout hope this helps oldbird1.