The parts look neat and pretty, very professional looking but flimsy construction and a poor choice of hardware that doesn’t have the nylon locking inserts to prevent the screws from backing out and getting lost.
Hard to see but the front step was bent during shipping due to the thin gauge aluminum used to construct the feeder. A five or six pound chicken would have this step turned into a C shape in short order without some sort of reinforcement added to the step. Deformation of the step is also going to affect the pivot points leading to a jammed feeder.
The bottom of the feeder is missing any sort of reinforcement or fasteners with the bottom prone to flexing. In fact there are only eight pop rivets holding the unit together.
The product was so poorly designed and the metal so flimsy that we opted to return it due to the crushed back leg and the fact that it was the same feeder that was available on Ebay for $25.00 including shipping, 2.24 times cheaper than the Amazon price. When you look at the aluminum construction, the flimsy gauge metal used, the small amount of feed it can hold without having feed slung on the ground, and the problem of the screws backing out during testing and use it all adds up to a very poor choice for a chicken feeder. The Chinese manufacturer has made a product designed to sell to resellers and not a useful chicken feeder. We are doubtful that you would get six months out of one of these feeders and from the reviews it takes much longer to train the birds and it is a hassle to keep the hardware from falling off and getting lost so we will give this product a one star rating.