Both feeders will accommodate Small, Medium, and Large birds.

The feeder will work for all size birds when it arrives; whether Bantams or larger varieties of chooks, just set it up as per the instructions and away you go!!

The treadle is adjustable so that it takes more or less weight to open the feed door to access the feed. In most cases there is no need to make any adjustments, just assemble and use it as it is.

On the newest models being posted now, instead of the two extra holes in the treadle, there are another set of holes placed on the top of the door where the bolts are attached. Changing the bolts so they are on the front set of holes will increase the weight needed to open the treadle to nearly 1 kilo. Simply unscrew the bolts  - move the door rearward and reinsert the bolts and tighten.

There is another way to change the treadle weight which will enable you to adjust to any weight in between the two original places, too. Rarely is this needed, however from time to time there have been a couple requests so the option is there if wanted.

If you are feeding large birds - it is a good idea to add a bit of support under the treadle so as not to over extend the weight ratio on the treadle. Originally designed not to touch the ground when birds stand on the treadle so as not to crush my baby chicks while mom feeds - With large birds the treadle will rest on the support giving added strength and longevity.

The diagram below shows a simple solution. Can be done with bricks, stones, wood, whatever.

Heavy 20 Kilo support

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch and we will help.

Remember - Have Fun!!