Selling at Ebay for $45.99
These feeders are tiny feeders, less than a gallon for this version. They are basic PVC sewage pipe with a few custom caps for the top and bottom.
There are plenty of negative reviews online as well as quite a few positive reviews, around one third negative to 2/3rds positive. However in this day and age of paid product reviewers that are given cash to purchase products in return for posting glowing reviews it is hard to trust any of the commercial platforms selling the items. Here at Chicken Feeder Reviews we turn down all offers of free products for reviewing them and all offers of link swaps of any sort. We also do not use affiliate links or gain any profit in anyway from the website, it is just a weird hobby.
These feeders are marketed very cleverly as “no waste feeders”, not at all true but they avoided claiming that wild birds or rats cannot eat out of the feeder. Chickens will of course bill and rake feed out of the feeder as they do with the other PVC elbow type feeders.Like other PVC elbow feeders the roosters aren’t going to like the feeders if they have an average size comb and wattles. But at least they don’t have to reach in as far as the bucket feeders.
Worse, on their main web site they have a blog post claiming that no treadle feeders are rodent proof, claiming that rats will gang up on the treadles. While that might be true in many of the guillotine style feeders it isn’t true of all treadle feeders. A proper treadle feeder with a spring loaded door and a skinny treadle step that is pushed back far enough will prevent a dozen rats from cooperating and defeating the treadle. And the blog post referenced “dozens of articles on the internet” claiming rats defeating treadle feeders but didn’t link to a single article. An internet search turned up a couple of Grandpa style feeders that didn’t stop the rats which is indeed a problem but it is by pushing up the lid, not overwhelming the treadle.
The blog post goes on to claim that all treadle feeders have a problem with feed being raked out and attracting rats without mentioning that having an open PVC pipe full of feed is going to do the same thing. They even accuse the grates of not stopping the feed waste while relying upon a grate in their own product!