Anyone have the Premier 1 wall-mounted Wise feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kiraboo, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. kiraboo

    kiraboo Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw they had good reviews on Premeir 1's site and I like how it mounts on the wall and you can refill it from the outside of your coop. I'm thinking of ordering the 20 lb one with a silo extender or two to up the feed capacity for when we're gone. Wondering if anybody has one and have anything good/bad to say about it. TIA!

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  2. kiraboo

    kiraboo Out Of The Brooder

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    Nobody ever replied, so I bought the thing. Great idea, but VERY poor execution. Needed so many modifications for it to function properly. Don't recommend it unless you're willing to do some modifications.

    1) The silo extenders don't stay on worth a darn and always fall apart, spilling feed everywhere... had to screw each section together.

    2) The straps and bracket used to mount it are cheap plastic and I don't trust it at all... added metal straps since it's supposed to hold quite a bit of feed with an extender or two on it.

    3) The chickens easily scooped all the feed out, so added a plate so chickens couldn't easily scoop it out anymore.

    With all the fixes, it's a great way to hold a lot of feed and keep it relatively dry. Sucks big time if you use it as is. Just putting this out there because this is what I wanted to know before buying it.
     
  3. LJoWilly

    LJoWilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two...and everything you said about it, is so true. I put one inside their coop, and when it needs cleaning, I take it down, and put the other one up.
    Wish I would have seen your post before I purchased them.
     
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