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“Silo” Chicken Feeder
Tom Carter and his daughter Kate of Wilmington, N.C., are co-inventors of The CoopWorx Feed Silo, a new kind of chicken feeder designed “to take the work out of carrying, cleaning up, and storing feed.” They recently launched the feeder on Kickstarter (www.kickstarter.com), a funding platform for creative projects.
“The Feed Silo is an elevated, gravity-fed poly feeder designed to make tending to your flock a lot easier. It offers many benefits over conventional chicken feeders,” says Tom. “It holds up to 80 lbs. of feed and comes with 8 custom silicon feed ports, a lockable hinged lid, and four height-adjustable legs to adjust to the size of your poultry.”
The portable feeder measures 39 in. high, with a 27-in. high body mounted on 13-in. legs. A roost-resistant hinged lid provides easy access for loading feed, and integrated drip edges channel water away from the feed ports. An internal funnel system provides a continuous gravity flow of feed to the ports, eliminating hard-to-reach dead spots and feed spoilage.
“The ports are elevated, which lets chickens reach in and eat without scratching out feed,” says Tom. “The feeder has drip edges on the lid and body, and hooded drip guards over the ports to keep the feed dry. The internal funnel system keeps the feed only about one inch deep inside the ports, which helps reduce waste.”
An optional single post mounting system that stakes into the ground is also available.
“The CoopWorx is made in the U.S.,” says Tom. “We’re just starting production and expect it to retail for $195. However, we’re offering a pre-order special price for a limited time of only $145 plus S&H.”
You can watch a video of the feeder at www.CoopWorxUSA.com.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Carter, 411 Landmark Dr., Wilmington, N.C. 28412 (ph 910 452-3210 or 910 233-0502; info@CoopWorxUSA.com; www.CoopWorxUSA.com).

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