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auto feeders?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ukchickengirl, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. ukchickengirl

    ukchickengirl Songster

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    Hi - friend of mine wants to keep a few chickens on his allotment but doesnt want to be tied to going down every day to it and feeding the chickens, thats not to say he's leaving them to their own devices!

    Can you get auto feeders and waterers or should he just get a HUGE feeder and waterer that would last maybe 2/3 days?

    Thanks

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  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

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    I use auto-waterers and large feeders for my chickens, ducks and geese so that I dont have to fill them everyday. The feeders that I use vary in size and hold 15 to 50 pounds of feed. The ducks and geese empty theirs in 2 to 3 days but some of the bantams feeders dont need to be refilled for a week at a time. Just make sure that the feed cant get damp and moldy. The waterers should be dumped out periodically to keep them clean and algae free.

    Chel
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    I have auto feeders that hang. They hold 12lbs and 24lbs of feed. I have a few of both sizes. I also use large waters of at least 5 gallons each.
     

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