Dog or Rabbit Feeder for Chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jomoncon, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    i was looking at my Mom's automatic dog feeder & thought something like this would be good for feeding the chickens, as well as holding a lot of food. My Mom has the 50 lb size, byt the 25 pound size might be better.

    Then, after some Google searches, I also came up with this:

    This one hold 42 ounces, and that's really not very much.

    Has anyone used anything like these?
  2. bikerted86

    bikerted86 New Egg

    Dec 20, 2010
    My local feed store ordered me a baby pig feeder that is alot like that and works well.
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    Why not just buy a feeder designed for chickens?

    Chickens seem to like to eat together. One starts, and the others go "hey, that's a good idea! Let's eat, too!". The dog feeder and the rabbit feeder you're looking would make it hard for a flock of chickens to eat together that way. The round ones designed for chickens let multiple chickens eat at the same time.

    I do use one of those "rabbit style" feeders for grit, though.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010

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