Sparrows finally discovered our feed and so I made a treadle feeder. It works well and the link is to a video you can watch. I placed it in the coop and the chickens scatter whenever it opens up. I don't know how best to ease them into the feeder being their main source of food. Any suggestions? I have propped it open for a couple of days and coaxed them onto it using feed. I don't want to make it their only feed location until they are comfortable using it. Another thought I had was that my chickens are all rather old. Maybe old chickens don't learn new tricks.