AuntNomi - I feed mine in the mornings & late afternoon....They put themselves in their coop that's in my patio, in fact they hang out in the patio most of the day. I close them up. In the morning I let them out & put their feeder (trough style) & water into the run. I put water in the coop at night.
I saw someone came up with a 5 gal automatic feeder, similar to that of grain, with elbows but the problem seems to be the silicone....Think the vinegar affects it so it ends up leaking. Hence I'm using the red plastic chick feeder with the lid removed, Hubby elevated it with 2x4 base and added a handle. I need to take pics to post.
I'd like to try the fodder but not sure I can get the seeds here in Hawaii. I started a mealworm farm, which I've done in the past, my pullets for a fenced in yard of grass to grub in.
Anyone come up with a workable automatic FF feeder PLEASE pass it on....Need to make it simple for Hubby when I go do my Grandma trip in the summer