Blenheim feeder and Rain Hat
February 6, 2012
I bought this feeder after looking for several weeks online and in stores. It's difficult to find thorough reviews. I finally decided on the Blenheim and I pleased so far. The chickens adjusted to it immediately. The grill keeps the birds from billowing out the food and wasting it. That's great. They can no longer dance in their food either. This is probably a good thing too ;)
A few words of advice. The description says this feeder is for 6-8 chickens if filled on a daily basis. My chickens (8) are healthy eaters and it took them nearly 4 days to eat a 3/4 full feeder. So I'm not sure where these numbers come from.
I also bought the rain hat, which is about $8 extra. One the one hand, it sits so low that the birds cannot get the food when it is on properly. I stuffed the lid a bit to raise it up and the chickens can get the feed easily and the rain cannot get in. It rained today actually and the food was 100% dry. So perhaps the rain hat is a flawed design, but it was an easy fix.
All in all I am pleased. Great feeder.