Chore-Time has reinvented its E-Z START Feeder with modified outlet drop tubes that stow completely out of the way when not in use. The company said the innovation helped to maximise productivity by allowing growing birds unobstructed access to all angles of the grow-out feeding system. It also simplified assembly and repair, since the drop tubes contain just two parts that snap together without tools or hardware.
During grow-out, the feeder outlet drop tubes not only stow neatly beside the feeder line, but they also allow dust and feathers to fall through the feeder’s open tubes to the litter below. This prevents the build-up of contamination that could have an impact on the next brood cycle. When rotated down into the open position during brood, the feeder fills chick trays, poult pans or paper with a high level of feed.
Other feeder features include an internal tab for locking the feeder in place. And a spout attachment to the tube connector includes snap points that lock the spout into the up or down position. The feeder is made of durable, polypropylene plastic, with ultraviolet protection to increase its lifespan. It offers easy operation, management, cleaning and storage. Options include telescoping brood cones and extension tubes, as well as poult pans.