1. How do I know if my chickens will learn to use the UpToDate feeder?
Chickens are natively good at foraging in most dark holes for food. They scratch, dig and search for worms and beetles.
They start using the feeder within the first 30-60 minutes.
If is not the case, then place some feed on the external feed port just to draw attention to the feeder.
2. Product's price too high?
Sometimes we get on Amazon this kind of reviews, customers who consider more important the product price rather then reduction cost with the feed/time.
These products are handmade chicken feeders and always will be. Due to the design complexity it cannot be made in factories. When handmade work is implicated, a 300% increase time work and also risks should be covered. Working with plastic is full of risks, both for human being but also for the products. It should be worked carefully, in patience, driving a lot of attention.
Below, a women just tried to do her handmade feeder.
3. Is a rat proof feeder?
The main attractant for rats and mice in the chicken coop is the wasted feed on the ground. "0 waste" chicken feeder is the first step you have to do. However, if your coop has a serious rodent's problem, then we suggest placing UpToDate feeder on a stand having the diameter less than the feeder. In this way, it does not exist a straight path for rats to rich on feeding ports. Shortly they will leave the coop, looking for feed relatively easy to access. We covered more in this topic HERE.
4. If the feeder has 5 feeding ports mean it can only be used by 5 chickens/hens?
We covered this question HERE.
5. Wild bird proof chicken feeder?
We never said that. If a little chicken can eat from the feeder, any bird can. The only thing that can make a difference is the height level. By placing the feeder high, the doves cannot enrich the food, but a hen can. If you want to use it for doves or any other wild birds, just place it at the right level for them.
We will cover more in a specific Blog post.