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.