Left sie of extra large feeder
Left sie of extra large feeder

Extra Large Ratproof Chicken Feeder

Your Price: $182.50
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Part Number:F-EXL

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Why buy this product?:

Quiet soft close door! Stop the rats, wild birds, and other vermin from stealing your feed and spreading disease. Cut your feed bill in half!

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Videos available

The picture slide show to the left has a video of the medium feeder in use, check the main website for more videos.

Is it hard to assemble?

Assembly will take a few common tools and about five minutes. More on assembly below in the tab section

Is it hard to train the chickens to use it?

If you follow our instructions training the birds takes a few minutes then a refresher courses a few hours later

This is the new extra large rat proof chicken feeder.  There is only one version, a soft close exterior model that is made at our Philippines shop.   There have been thousands of the original feeders sold but one of the complaints was that there needed to be a larger feeder.   The Soft Close mechanisms are already installed on the feeder but you will need to install the treadle like our other feeders.  Tools needed:  Crescent wrench and a pair of pliers, .  We have several videos up showing the assembly of the medium feeders and this one assembles the same.  Be sure and visit our website at ratproofchickenfeeder.net to see the videos.

There won't be many reviews for a while as this type of feeder is a fairly new item, only about one out of twenty customers will leave reviews even on purchases they liked, so please  read the reviews on the very popular medium feeder by clicking here..  This new feeder has some major improvements over the medium and small feeders.  First the counter weight is split into two parts and mounted on both sides of the feeder which helps hold the treadle level and square to the world.  The soft close mechanism is on both sides as well and while these aren't as robust as the medium and small soft close mechanisms they do the trick and come pre installed.  Note that these much lighter soft close cylinders do not slow down the door like the medium and small feeders.    They do reduce some of the noise when the door closes.     The new door axle has massive blocks on each side that can be adjusted to center the door, replacing an internal split tubing on the medium feeder that held the door over to the right.  Some will have a series of holes drilled for installing the spring, making it easier to adjust the opening weight for lighter birds.  If the holes are not there you will need to drill the holes.  And the feeder is 4" wider than the medium allowing two birds, even three birds to eat at the same time. The large and extra large feeders also have an adjustable feed throat so the feed flow can be adjusted to fit anything from crumbles to large dog food pellets if you want to feed a dog and keep the rats out of their feed.

The large rat proof treadle chicken feeder hopper holds 67 pounds of laying pellets or other feed, over a sack of feed, and has a 100% galvanized sheet metal feed tray and hopper so the feed flows easily and sanitation is assured. Generally a laying hen eats around 4 ounces of feed per day, so one pound of feed should feed four birds one day, 7 pounds per week per four birds, or 9 weeks per full hopper of feed for a four hen flock. The feeder is designed and marketed for full size birds.  If you have bantams or other than full size birds please read our FAQ section on our main website and get a medium or small feeder.  Here is a link to the main web page on the large feeder.   There is a lot of info on that web site including videos showing how to assemble and repair feeders.

Here is a link to the assembly video of the extra large feeder and there is a video of the features in the picture line up right below the main picture.

Approximate assembled size is 19.5” deep x 21.5” wide x 30.5” tall. The actual feeder hopper is about 14.5" x 10.5" x 30.5" tall, partially rectangular, partially triangular shape where the door has to swing back against the feed hopper.  Shipping weight is around 21 pounds with packaging for the large rat proof treadle chicken feeder. When you are ready to purchase add the item to your cart and then scroll down to find the PayPal icon to automatically insert your shipping information. You will need to add your daytime phone number for FedEx Ground. For more information about the feeders visit our main chicken feeder web page

5 Stars
This is my third purchase of a Rat proof Feeder. I feed a flock that includes birds as light as Leghorns, some peacocks and a few turkeys. I had to add a platform for them to step on but these feeders work great--my feed bill plummeted (I must have been feeding half the rats in New orleans!). I highly recommend these.
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Reviewed by:  from Big Branch, LA. on 2/16/2021

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