Poultry feeders, poultry waterers, chicken feeders and chicken waterers are used to simplify the task of feeding and watering your poultry flock. The most common types are galvanized metal poultry feeders, galvanized metal poultry waterers, thermoplastic poultry feeders and thermoplastic poultry waterers.
Poultry feeders and chicken feeders come in all shapes and sizes and range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. When selecting a poultry feeder you must consider the number of birds you need to feed, the space available to place a feeder, and if other animals are around that might eat your poultry feed. Automatic poultry feeders automatically refill the feeding trough usually by a gravity feed.
Poultry waterers and chicken waterers tend to be more complicated than poultry feeders and chicken feeders because of the water pressure must be taken into account. The most popular type of poultry waterer for chickens and other birds is the automatic poultry waterer. This type of waterer works great for an automatic chicken waterer because you don't have to worry about running out of water on hot days or while you are on vacation. Most poultry waterers and chicken waterers tend to be made from thermoplastic or stainless steel.