Feed-O-Matic Poultry Feeder
- Stop rats, mice, wild birds and other small pests from eating your poultry feed.
- Feed stays dry and protected in most weather conditions.
- Innovative trough design reduces wasted feed. Birds can’t reach in and scratch out feed.
- Heavy-duty plastic footplate allows droppings and litter to fall through.
- Weight adjustable treadle assures trough access for both lightweight and heavy breeds.
- Quiet operation. Does not sound like old-style hog feeders that bang and clang.
(holds 17.5 lb feed)
(holds 44 lb feed)
|Feeds Up To||2 hens at once||3 hens at once|
|Feed Capacity||17.5 lb (8 kg)||44 lb (20 kg)|
|Adjustable Treadle||Min: 0.75 lb
Max: 3 lb
|Min: 1 lb
Max: 5.5 lb
|Weight||13 lb||19 lb|
How to Use
Requires assembly by attaching the front step and lid to feeder body. All required hardware included.
Periodically remove accumulated build-up from underneath the footplate to allow proper operation.
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Zeke G from Oregon
This feeder really holds a lot of feed! I must have bought the smaller one last time. it is well made, simple, and it works. My young chickens have picked up how to feed from it relatively easily. the older ones have never really figured it out. the only negative would be that the food is so far down and in a very narrow slot that i usually have to "prime" the bin by mounding some food up for them to see. Then its a feeding frenzy!
Catherine O from Virginia
I have the 17.5 pound capacity feeder for medium-sized ducks. My ducks will not take to it. I've tried propping it open, leaving a few pellets in a bowl nearby, etc--nothing. The trough seems like a really small, tight space for a duck to get into. I had high hopes for this type of feeder, but I will probably send it back. The Wise feeder and silo is working well in a different duck enclosure--I'll probably get more of them.
I gave it 2 stars because it seems sturdy and well built.
Terence W from Georgia
It only took 2 or 3 days for my ducks to figure it out. Good design and high quality, but I'm having problems with the feed getting wet and clogging up. I'm going to switch from crumbles to pellets and put a cover over it to see if that helps. Inside, this feeder would be great. Outside in the rain may have to do a little extra to make sure it works correctly.
Sarah S from Nevada
Luv luv luv these! Worth their weight in gold! Mix the feed, dump in feeder and chickens are good for days.
My 2 month ancona chicks took right to these, learning how to use in just 2 days. Will be purchasing more!!
Arielle E from Oregon
Took at least a couple weeks for chickens to figure it out. Had to prop door open for a while, and even then, the feed was not very evident to them. Works well, once they get around the learning curve.