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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

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    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.
    http://www.jefferspet.com/product.asp?pn=0026609&camid=PET

    Then, after some Google searches, I also came up with this:
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Chicken-Supplies/Solid-Bottom-Feeder-7-42-oz-capacity-p603.aspx

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

    Has anyone used anything like these?
     
  2. bikerted86

    bikerted86 New Egg

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    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

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    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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