How are your tub feeders made?
Our tub feeders utilise plastic tubs made by a local QLD business. We build these into feeders using plumbing fittings from another local business and use high grade, water potable outdoor sealant on all joins.
How do your tub feeders work?
The grain or pellet is placed inside the tub. Chickens insert their head into the pipe and feed out of it. This reduces wastage with lost grain on the ground and the associated rodent issues. If rodents are a big problem where you keep your chickens we can supply end caps at an additional cost. These can be placed over the feeder at night when rodents are most active. We haven't needed these, but have supplied them previously when requested.
Cups are installed into the tubs or drums with an attached seal.
We supply three different cup options for you to choose from.
1. Horizontal nipples;
These release water as chickens peck at a stainless steel section. The chickens soon pick up how to operate this system and it is both very clean and very durable. If you knock your waterer around in your ute tray this is the option for you. These are best suited to chickens, guinea fowl and quail. Poultry learn this system quickly.
2. Standard cups;
Our most popular and longstanding product. These cups have a yellow tongue inside which releases water as chickens peck it. These cups are durable and remain clean as water does not constantly sit in them. These are best suited to chickens, guinea fowl and quail. Poultry learn this system quickly.
3. Automatic cups;
These cups are larger and self fill. Water sits permanently in the cup. These are suited to a wide variety of animals including all poultry, waterfowl, aviary birds, cats, small dogs and wildlife. These cups are also great for insects and lizards in your garden.
Where do you get your drums and are they safe for my chickens?
We are extremely selective with the supply of our drums. All drums are from suppliers we have worked with for some time and have contained products for human consumption prior to their conversion.
Water Outlet Fitting Instructions:
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