A chicken feeder is probably the first real equipment bought once someone gets serious about raising chickens as the cost of feed is going to be their biggest expense once the coop is built. Yes, some will want an automatic door but a feeder is going to make or break the operation by saving feed or wasting feed, keeping the feed clean or allowing chickens and vermin to soil the feed, or having a healthy flock or a flock with chronic health issues.
But when I started looking around for my first chicken equipment all the companies say they have the best feeder or the best automatic door or the best meal worms… so backyard flock owners and small farmers needed a place to find the best equipment and give feedback on what they bought.
I thought it would help others if I documented what I found when shopping for my first real chicken feeder. Enjoy the website and contribute with comments if you have more information.