but some way of stopping them getting the lid off would be helpful as once they've got the lid off they knock it over. I've stuck it on with duct tape but it has to be replaced every couple of days :D
Quite basic but does the job, when it’s filled with feed it’s quite sturdy and hasn’t been knocked over. However the top lid does fall off quite often.
This is the second one we've bought, this one being a replacement for the one that broke. Smaller than many other feeders, this is ideal for a small flock (we have 2 - 4 chickens in an Eglu). Holds enough feed for a day and distributes it evenly around the feeder, and the little dividers stop the pellets going everywhere so the floor stays pretty clean. If rain gets in the pellets will turn to mush and get stuck, but it comes apart easily for cleaning.
On the downside, it goes brittle after a year or so of exposure to sunlight, but at this price it doesn't matter. And the lid thing has a thin slot for the handle which prevents your having a cord around the handle so you can hang it up. (Well, it doesn't /prevent/, but it stops you taking the lid off to refill it unless you remove the cord. Guess we could figure out some sort of hook...) We just use it without the lid which is alright if it's in a covered space.
Washable, great value, chickens love it.
Would be better if the slit in the lid was wider so when removing the lid the lid for refilling, the lid could fit over the hanging wire I've had to attach.