Both feeders will accommodate Small, Medium, and Large
The feeder will work for all size birds when
it arrives; whether Bantams or larger varieties of chooks, just set it up as per the instructions and away you
The treadle is adjustable so that it takes
more or less weight to open the feed door to access the feed. In most cases there is no need to make any
adjustments, just assemble and use it as it is.
On the newest models being posted now, instead of the two
extra holes in the treadle, there are another set of holes placed on the
top of the door where the bolts are attached. Changing the bolts so they
are on the front set of holes will increase the weight needed to open the treadle to nearly 1 kilo. Simply unscrew
the bolts - move the door rearward and reinsert the bolts and tighten.
There is another way to change the treadle weight which will
enable you to adjust to any weight in between the two original places, too. Rarely is this needed, however from
time to time there have been a couple requests so the option is there if wanted.
If you are feeding large birds - it is a
good idea to add a bit of support under the treadle so as not to over extend the weight ratio on the treadle.
Originally designed not to touch the ground when birds stand on the treadle so as not to crush my baby chicks while
mom feeds - With large birds the treadle will rest on the support giving added strength and
The diagram below shows a simple solution. Can be done with
bricks, stones, wood, whatever.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to get
in touch and we will help.
Remember - Have Fun!!