Lets deal with this issue right away because understandably this is No.1 question on everyone’s mind. Fortunately it is not difficult at all.
1. Firstly and most importantly, remove all other sources of food. If you don’t do this the process will take a long time and some will never adapt to the new feeder.
2. Secondly, scatter a small amount of feed on the landing area under the trigger. Now they know where to find the food. Do this a few times over the first few days and they will discover it very quickly.
3. Finally, have confidence in the device. I can promise you it will work. We offer a full refund within the first three weeks if you are not happy.
Not all fowl work it out in the same timeframe. Young birds will pick it up very quickly. I have had five week old chicks start to use it within the first hour. Older birds will take longer, but when one starts to use it the others will follow.
It is very tempting to stand and watch. Don’t! You will very quickly convince yourself that your chickens are stupid and will never learn. Hunger is a great tutor, and if you are really concerned that they are going to expire from starvation after the first day, then scatter a little extra under the trigger. They will very often accidentally knock against the trigger with their heads.