Chicken Feeders 101: What’s Best for Your Flock?

Chickens aren’t fussy when it comes to feeding time. They really couldn’t care less if you dumped their food on the ground, they would still eat and make a lot of mess while doing it!

We supply our flock with feeders so that waste can be minimized, food is kept clean and fresh and we can monitor how much they eat. It also keeps the area cleaner and so discourages mice and rats from setting up camp in or near your coops.

Rats especially carry diseases that can be transmitted to your flock and so they should be actively discouraged.

In this article we are going to look at what your chickens need from a feeder, what makes the perfect feeder and finally, share with you some of our favorite feeders.

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2 Responses to Chicken Feeders 101: What’s Best for Your Flock?

  1. Chet says:

    At one point we had eight hens. We could drive some t-posts and wrap some 2 X 4 wire around them and then let the hens in there everyday. After a time the girls would have it eaten down to bare ground. The higher the vegetation the longer it took, but they could take down a patch of three foot high Johnson grass inside a circle of wire 100 feet circumference in about three weeks.

    • Wirecutter says:

      When I open their little coop to feed my birds, the first thing they do is run to the gate and start eating the grass just outside the door. I pull up handfuls of clover during the day to give them and they just eat it up.

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