Saturn Yellow Feeders, 3 and 15 lb
|Saturn 3||Saturn 15|
|Capacity||3 lb||15 lb|
8" Pan Diameter
1" Pan Depth
16" Pan Diameter
3" Pan Depth
|Can It Hang||yes||yes|
*Number Fed is determined by capacity multiplied by 4 oz (amount of feed the average adult chicken eats per day). Crumbles, wheat, barley and cracked corn can be used in these feeders.
- Comes complete with base, tower and lid.
- Saturn 15 features an adjustable base design allows for up to 4 flow levels.
- Top lip around base helps prevent feed waste.
- Has a small rain hat that allows it to be used in light rain.
- Hang the feeder just above the bedding to reduce feed spoilage.
How to Use
See instructions above.
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Diana W from Indiana
These feeders work really well. I wish there was a size in between. The small one is pretty much only good for chicks, as the ports are kind of small. It is a great size for a brooder and then it can move outside to a grow out pen. The large one is fine, but it has a gigantic radius that makes it unusable in my smaller coop- it hits the walls and doesn't leave much room for the hens to get past it. And it gets extremely heavy if you fill it full. One in between would be perfect for the size of my flock.
I prefer the lid style of the smaller one because it locks in place. But as someone else mentioned, maybe on a larger feeder, the weight of the feed would break those locking tabs. So it's just as well that the large one has a loose floppy lid.
I will not be buying any more of the 15 lb size, but if they came out with an in between size, I would buy several of those!
Thomas L from Oregon
Main thing I really like about this feeder is the very pronounced dome on the inside which ensures that ALL the feed runs out into the feeding areas.
The typical galvanized feeder at the feed stores is much flatter at the bottom and there could be a half inch or more of feed that doesn't filter out without shaking or rattling the feeder around.
I'm using the Saturn 15 with 13 Cornish Cross ( 3 weeks old currently ) and it's working well.
The "Flock Raiser" feed runs through it nicely
Pamela M from Ohio
Fabulous! No more waste! Love it.
Kristen R from Tennessee
I have purchased several Saturn feeders, of both the 3s and the 15s. This is my go-to feeder of choice for my bantams because it restricts how much food can get into the base at any time. My bantams are very adept at wasting food, and until I bought these feeders they would "bill out" over half the food they were eating. Now that they have Saturn feeders, they are pretty good at getting just enough feed in the base to take care of themselves without the waste. The Saturn 3 I use to feed up to 6 bantams at a time and it works great for that. I use it as a hanging feeder.
That said, every feeder has its drawbacks. One complaint I have with the Saturn 3 is the lid. When you hang the Saturn 3, the weight of the feeder is concentrated on the 4 tabs that connect the lid to the body of the feeder. This is because the lid is the portion that hangs, and then you twist the body onto the tabs. When the feeder is full, this is a lot of weight for these four tiny plastic tabs to support and when it gets cold they will sometimes get brittle and catch or snap, especially when you are twisting the base either on or off . Then you cannot use it as a hanging feeder anymore. The feeder does not dispense food as well when it is not hanging, so I typically will convert it to a chick-only feeder at that point.
Now the Saturn 15 is a different story. The larger design is better (but it takes up a lot of space, so make sure you have room for it)! The lid on the larger feeder is simply that - a lid. It shields the feed from chickens roosting and pooping into the feeder and serves its purpose well. It fits over a central hanging unit that is attached to the body of the feeder and juts up through the central hole in the lid. This is a much better design than using the lid for suspension as is done in the Saturn 3. The Saturn 15 also has a very deep and wide trough with a lip and grid cover that adequately prevents too much feed from going into the lower trough. Very effective for reducing feed waste.
Both the Saturn 3 and the Saturn 15 have one more potential problem, however...cleaning the trough area is difficult in both. The very design that is so effective at preventing feed from leaving the trough is also effective at preventing anything else from leaving the trough area. My chickens are constantly scratching around in deep bedding and even when the feeder is properly hung at their back height they will manage to get shavings into the base. Shavings will accumulate in the trough and I will try to remove them but it is hard to get my fingers in between the grid to scoop them out. I have to let the feeders run out of feed in order to dump the shavings out in between feedings. This is a very minor drawback, however, and it may not even be an issue for people that don't use deep shavings as bedding. Overall this is still my favorite feeder design for my flock.
Calvin R from Texas
Have used these 15 lbs Saturn feeders for several years and they are the only type that reduce crumble spillage. I currently have 7 and use them in all of my grow-out pens for chickens, bantams, turkeys, guineas, peafowl, and pheasant. I place 4"x4" blocks next to the hanging feeder so smaller birds can reach the feed. I would not recommend them for waterfowl. I wouldn't use anything else for juvenile birds. (For adults, I use 50 lbs feeders made from plywood.)