Weighted Feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thedressagecoop, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. thedressagecoop

    thedressagecoop New Egg

    Jan 4, 2014
    Hello, would a feeder which requires approximately the weight of a chicken to open the lid be a good way to keep out rodents? Would it be a reliable way to feed my chickens? :rolleyes:
  2. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    We have one of these. If you can find a way to stop your birds from flicking food from the feeder to the ground, which will attract rodents, it could be a good way to keep the mice out. We need to fashion a grate of some sort to keep them from flicking feed about. Until them, their main meal of fermented feed is solving both the waste and rodent problem.l
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Yes, I have two that keep out everything but the chickens. If you have rats you might want a metal treadle feeder. Keep in mind that there is some small amount of training for the chickens to learn to use it.

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