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DavidandCollette

  • Joined Dec 2012
Treacle feeders
« on: October 22, 2018, 05:31:56 pm »
Has anyone any experience of these please? Do they work?
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landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Treacle feeders
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 06:58:15 pm »
I find that poultry don't have the ability to lick the treacle up so I just use them for my sheep, which I believe is what they are designed for.
Treadle feeders, on the other hand seem to work ok, but takes the hens a while to get used to them. I use a bit of wood to keep the lid partially open so they get to know where the food is. Then after a while I leave the lid closed and they then step on the treadle while looking for the food, and lo and behold it opens. 
Rules are made:
  for the guidance of wise men
  and the obedience of fools.

DavidandCollette

  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Treacle feeders
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 07:53:26 pm »
Thanks LRR  autocorrect strikes again. Did you know that the inventor of predictive text pissed away recently. His funfair is next Monkey

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Treacle feeders
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 10:44:39 pm »
 :farmer: :roflanim: :roflanim:
Rules are made:
  for the guidance of wise men
  and the obedience of fools.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Treacle feeders
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 11:14:41 pm »
 :roflanim:
I WAS a bit puzzled  ;D

DavidandCollette

  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Treacle feeders
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 09:33:15 am »
Purchased a treadle feeder the following day. It took the chickens a couple of days to get used to it but the reduction in waste is immediately obvious. I'm sure it will pay for itself fairly quickly.

abc123

  • Joined Oct 2018
Re: Treacle feeders
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 06:26:52 pm »
 :wave:
Good.....
 :roflanim:enjoyed the treacle thing... :roflanim: :roflanim: :excited:

No srsly they are gr8...ive got a 5kg one and its amazing.....

 

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