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Do You Need Chicken Feeders?

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 Do You Need chicken feeders?


Looking for a chicken feeder?


Phoenix poultry equipment manufacture is the perfect place to try your luck!

We have a wide range of feeder buckets, plastic feeders pans, feeder trough and poultry feeder and drinker cups. Not only are they well-designed, they are easy to fix and clean too.

Are you ready to feed the chickens now?


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The meaning&definition of chicken feeder.

A feeder is the device that supplies the feed to the poultry. For privately raised chickens, or chickens as pets, feed can be delivered through jar, trough or tube feeders. The use of poultry feed can also be supplemented with food found through foraging.

Chicken feeders are vessels that store the chicken feed. They have openings that allow your hungry flock to access their meals from.

Yet, designing a chicken feed is not as simple as fixing let’s say a dog’s dish bowl. This is because you usually keep chickens in a flock so a single dish won’t work. Another problem is that hens tend to be naughty; they like to peck and topple the containers to get to the food.

Therefore, you need to get a feeder that is:

· ·Large

· ·Durable

· ·Steady

However, you might still need a little more persuasion. That is why we answered your main question right below.

Why should you have a chicken feeder?

Here are a few of the reasons why chicken feeders are a must-have for your coops:

1. Keeps food safe

Is your pen in a remote area? Does it have uninvited visitors?

You see, big farm areas often attract intruders like rats, raccoons, and other pests. These animals will eventually enter the coop and disrupt your feathered flock’s life. Moreover, they are bound to munch on the chicken feed.

Chicken feeders provide a safety net around the feed. Most pests like mice find it difficult to access the food when it is kept in hanging feeders or treadles.

2. Keeps food clean

Chicken feeders are carefully constructed to keep the elements away from the food. They minimize the damage from unpredictable weather and keep the food dry and germ-free.

Moreover, their designs don’t allow chickens to stand in the feeding trays. In this way, there is no space for the poultry to soil the meals. Something we all know they love to do!

3. Prevents wastage

Did you know? There is a higher chance of food wastage when you feed the chicks by hand then by feeders.

Chicken feeders provide less spillage, they keep the supply regulated, and they restrict food fights. Now, if you have a bully in your poultry pen then we suggest you get more than one chicken feeder so that everyone gets their share.

Overall chicken feeders make your life easier!

Good poultry breeders consider chickens like family. That is why they try their best to keep the coop clean, healthy, and safe. Similar tactics are applied when the subject of feeding arises. That is why it is essential that you have a chicken feeder or two in your pen.


Where should I put the chicken feeder?


Keeping your chicken feeder in an enclosed place is one of the most cost effective moves you can make. Rain, wind and other weather conditions can quickly destroy your batch of chicken feed if you’re not careful. One of the better places to keep the chicken feeder would be inside the chicken coop, closer to the door. This way the feed is protected from the elements and it will also motivate chickens into the hutch at night and into the nesting boxes to lay delicious healthy eggs.


There are a few styles to choose from chick feeder

To feed baby chicks, start by spreading out chick starter feed on newspaper or paper towel. This way the chicks can easily find it.Also have feed available in a trough feeder or a hanging chick feeder. There are special feeders designed just for chicks, such as a Chicken Feeder bucket.

 

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Hanging feeder

A hanging feeder is hung off the ground. It keeps debris from entering the feeder.It can also help deter mice and other rodents from getting into the chicken feed.it also can be called chicken feeder pans.

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Trough

A trough or ground feeder works well when you’re feeding a few chicks . You can choose a trough of chick.For chicks, feeding troughs are both convenient and suitable, so they are a good choice.

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All this is essentially the basis for everything you need to know about chicken feeders. Take this into mind before you buy or create your own chicken feeder because, as we said in the beginning, it may seem like a mere container from an outsider perspective, but a lot of thought has gone into ensuring that your chickens are able to access delicious feed without too much waste. At the end of the day, a superior quality feeder will ultimately save you money on chicken feed - It’s that simple.

Take a look at our poultry equipment, which have everything you need to get your flock off to the best start.

From feeders to chicken runs, there are plenty of things to consider when becoming a chicken parent. You'll want the right information to help you raise a happy, healthy flock. Many chicken keepers struggle to handle chicken health or behaviour issues, especially in the first few years of having a flock.

 

 


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