How to Build A Treadle Chicken Feeder
Do you dream of having your very own homestead where you and your family can be self sufficient? Ever think about having chickens as a part of your plan? Here is a great tutorial on How to Build A Treadle Chicken Feeder! Chickens are great animals to have if you live on an acreage or even if you just have a backyard homestead. They are great for pest control because they eat up all the bugs that might otherwise make a smorgasbord out of your vegetable garden, and they also can provide good manure for your soil to make your soil more nutrient dense.
But the birds can't rely on bugs alone for food, and if you want nice eggs from them, you have to feed them a good diet. Although, feeding can become time consuming, so that is where this Treadle chicken feeder will come in handy for you! A treadle chicken feeder is basically an automatic chicken feeder that the chickens step up on and their weight allows the top of the feeder to pop open, exposing the food for them to chow down on. The perfect way to make sure that your chickens are getting all the food they want.
The treadle feeder is made easily out of a sheet of plywood, cut into pieces, so it wouldn't be too expensive to make either. The people at Goods Home Design, have been kind enough to share with us the plans of this simple feeder, and some videos of chickens using one. It looks like it works really well! The chickens just hop onto the plate, and the lid pops up. Would be perfect for keeping the food dry and from getting mouldy, which can cause problems for the chickens. If you want to build one of these, head over to 'Goods Home Design' by following the link in the description below for more!
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