My new automatic feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Royd, May 27, 2011.

  1. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've built several gravity feeders, recently, since I had to be away for a couple of weeks, and the lady tending everything told me that my 50 chickens went through about 70 lb. of feed, in five days....I knew I had to do something.

    After some research, I settled on a Moultrie 30 gallon feeder. It can feed up to six times a day, and has a run time from 0 - 20 seconds, dispensing about 1lb. every 5 seconds...It cost $200 at the local sporting goods/ hunting supply store.

    It broadcasts about a 20' diameter.
    It runs on a 6 volt battery, and gives you a readout on the remaining charge.

    I think I'm going to be happy with it.

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    2 britts Out Of The Brooder

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    If it works for wild birds why not for barnyard birds ! Great idea,you may have started something here.
     
  3. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been curious as to if anyone used these feeders for poultry use. Can you regulate the broadcast diameter to a smaller diameter?
     
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    Doctor T Out Of The Brooder

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    Great idea!
     
  5. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The legs come in snap together sections, so you could control it that way, or I guess you could hang a small tarp or shield of some kind, around it...I did think about that, because you can buy the same thing, in a fish feeder, for catfish and such, that only casts it in one direction, in about a 20 degree arc.
     

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