My family and I moved to Washington state in 2011. After we settled down here, our next move was to have our first farm. We started small with chickens and eventually got some turkeys. The goal was to start slow until we knew enough about poultry to finally decide to add to our family. Then came the geese and ducks. We had goats for some time too. Our farm even included pigs! As our kids all graduated high school, they began to leave our flock to begin their new lives. We've been downsizing our many pigs and have a few still. Our chickens and turkeys have dwindled down in size as well. With both my wife and I working, we don't have the time that we used to have for a farm.
We've had five gallon buckets lying around our yard for many years. When we had so many chickens that we couldn't even count them, we started working on ways to feed them better. The poorly made feeders we bought constantly at the store were getting destroyed by the sunlight. Plus our chickens kept knocking the feeders around and losing all that feed. Or they'd try perching on it and drop their feces in the food. Yuck! From there, our poultry feeders, using baffles and a five gallon bucket, became more of a reality.
We manufacture a one-of-a-kind product! Based in Greenbank, WA, we aim to serve clients nationwide who are raising poultry. Our products are UV stabilized to keep the sun from destroying them and BPA free! They're sturdy as well as stackable! You can put one bucket on the other to increase the height for your tall turkeys. Did we also mention you can use them with baby chicks too?
With more than 20 years of industrial experience, including automotive and aerospace, we designed and exceeded customer needs. We plan to use this experience in maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction by providing high-quality poultry feeders. We have spent 2 years in developing our product, making it compatible with all types of fowl, including turkeys, chickens, ducks and geese.
First Bucket: 3D Printed!
Originally the idea came because our goats kept getting into the chicken feed. This was the original idea but we found that moving the bucket caused the feed to spill out of the port. The idea worked as intended for the poultry if we didn't move the bucket after filling. This temporary setback sent us back to the drawing board!
Revised 3D Printed Trial
During our new chick season, we decided to print a new series of baffles for testing with the adolescent chickens and turkeys. Colors were our children's idea, but at this time, black is the only available color.
The flock loved it! The new design utilized an easy-off lid that kept the agile birds from perching on top of the feeder and dropping their feces in the feed. The baffle also kept the feed where we intended it: in the bucket! The birds cannot scratch at the feed and spread it about. We found this saved us money in poultry feed because they couldn't waste it by spreading it about.