Solution for feed being billed from treadle feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pdirt, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    My wife made this awesome treadle feeder. We later learned that the feed pan should be much deeper to reduce the birds from running their beaks through the feed, spilling feed all over the ground. I got tired of this, so I made this insert to reduce their ability to do this. They have to get feed out of a small hole...they can't bill the feed. It has worked like a charm.

    I used a piece of 1/4" plywood, drilling I think 2-3" holes. It fits just snug and is easy for me to remove.

  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Good Job pdirt and wife!
  3. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    My Coop
    Love it! I'm going to file this away for future reference ...

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