This feeder is made from plastic and stainless steel sheet metal, holds eight pounds of feed, although they do not recommend mash type feed. It has a couple of ports that the chickens can access the feed though, covered with a spring loaded port cover that supposedly will drop if a large rat or squirrel lands on the protruding knob.
They claim the feeder is spill proof and waterproof and a chain is included to hang the feeder from the ceiling.
You load the feed by flipping the top cover over to one side. They offer a guarantee of sorts, Lifetime Care they call it or Pest Off Guarantee, where they offer to resolve any issues you might have.
The reviews are 42% five star, 15% four star, and 41% three star and below. One star rating is actually 21%, half of the bad reviews. Some reviews said it did keep the feed dry but dust from the feed choked the door till they stuck closed .
As expected, rats and squirrels quickly chewed through the plastic despite the sliding metal shield. Once the hoe was chewed the varmints could eat by hanging on the small black handle even though the shield had lowered.
“As other reviewers mentioned, the little metal door that blocks the hopper easily gets jammed by the food and stays closed. I’m not sure when or how, but the rodents seem to be getting the feed, no problem. My chickens are small bantams, so the feeder has to hang close to the ground, which may be part of the problem.”
“The product design is worthless because chickens aren’t clean eaters. The small opening causes the chickens to toss the fed on the ground before they eat it. As a result, there is always a lot of feed on the ground which attracts all the pests the feeder is supposed to deter. I would not recommend this product and would give it 0 stars, if possible.”