New! Easy-to-use indoor/outdoor chicken and poultry feeder. Elbow feeding port reduces spoilage and wasted feed.
- Works for small-combed varieties of chickens and ducks, 12 weeks and older
- Hens reach their heads into the access port to feed, reducing feed waste
- Use with mash, crumble, and cracked grains
- Rain proof! Place feeder anywhere in your chicken run and the feed stays dry
- Arrives to your door fully assembled
DIY Elbow Feeder Kits are available for those looking to build their own port feeders.
- Reduces waste! Hens can’t drag or scratch feed out of the feeder.
- Less spilled feed = less invitation to rats, mice, squirrels and wild birds.
- Encourages consumption of “fines”. Elbow design reduces hens ability to sort, resulting in better utilization of the whole feed bag.
- Feeding hole prevents rain and snow from spoiling feed. Leaves, dirt, droppings and other debris stay out.
- Can also be used to supply oyster shell or grit.
- To train birds to the feeder, first remove all other sources of food. Chickens are creatures of habit and will always choose the option they are accustomed to.
- Set the bucket on wood or cement blocks. The base of the feeder should be at chest height of the shortest hen (approx. 8"). Chickens cannot bend their bodies to access the feeder if it’s on the ground.
- For the first feeding, add extra food into the feeding port. Chickens will more readily learn how to use the feeder if they can access the feed without having to crane their necks.
- Do NOT allow feeder to run empty, otherwise hens will fight for space during refill.
Roosters with large combs or wattles may have trouble accessing the feed.