Is this a good Treadle feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickmanna, May 8, 2011.

  1. chickmanna

    chickmanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. chickmanna

    chickmanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone used this feeder?
     
  3. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good to me. Best price I've seen yet, but I have not tried it or any other. I'm considering one to keep sparrows out of the hen's food.
     
  4. silkies4me

    silkies4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi chickmanna, did you buy the treadle feeder off eBay? If you did how did it work out? I was thinking about buying it. Thanks
     
  5. Little Fluffy

    Little Fluffy New Egg

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    Hi folks.
    As an alternative to the treadle feeder, has anyone tried the trigger conversion sold by triggerhappychickens.com
    We have been using this in all our pens for several years now and find them excellent. I think they tick all the boxes of a treadle feeder at a fraction of the price. Mechanically they are untra simple and reliable. Can be fitted to a small container for inside use or a lidded barrel for outside feeding of larger flock.
    There is a video of one in use on their website.
    Thanks for now,
    Little Fluffy.
     
  6. sonomachx

    sonomachx Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had the feeder for a couple months now. So far I am really happy with it. The girls took to it immediately, and so far we have zero problems with pests getting to the feed. I purchased mine here: http://www.coopsnmore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=143
     
  7. rmrm

    rmrm New Egg

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    Where can I get something similar but much smaller (I only have two chickens).
     
  8. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I don't think I've ever seen a smaller one for sale. I have seen plans for making a small one online. You can also pm or email byc member Al Gerhart. He makes treadle feeders for sale and maybe he could make something that works for you. Here is a thread on his feeders. Also, [​IMG]
     
  9. rmrm

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    Thanks! I'll check out his thread and try to get in touch with him.
     
  10. glhglh

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