Jul 11, 2013

Grandpa's Feeders Review: Save Money on Chicken Feed!

Grandpa's Feeders prevent rodents from eating and contaminating feed.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that approximately $2 billion in poultry feed is destroyed by rodents annually. Extrapolating from the startling data found here, I calculated that 25 rats can consume 500 pounds of feed per year; at $20 per bag, one of Grandpa's Feeders would pay for itself in short order, but feed lost to rodent consumption is not the only price paid for the presence of rodents.
Between the risk of disease posed to my flock and the destruction/consumption of feed, I began to realize that a well constructed feeder that keeps nasty beasties out of the chicken feed and chicken coop/run is worth its weight in gold.
After finding the dead mouse in the run, I set up an electronic trap to see if I could catch any of his friends. Much to my surprise, this ginormous rat was in the trap and rodent warfare was ON.  <shudder>
Rodents are known carriers of approximately 45 diseases, including salmonellosis, pasteurellosis, leptospirosis, swine dysentery, trichinosis, toxoplasmosis and rabies. Mice and rats can carry disease-causing organisms on their feet, contaminating ten times the amount of feed they consume with droppings, urine and hair. So, between the risk of disease posed to my flock and the destruction/consumption of feed, I began to realize that a well constructed feeder that keeps nasty beasties out of the chicken feed and chicken coop/run is worth its weight in gold.
the actual and potential costs of rodents in the feed and around the chicken coop can far exceed the cost of one of Grandpa’s Feeders.
This large Grandpa's Feeder holds 40 pounds of feed, which will last 12 birds 10 days.
When a representative of Grandpa’s Feeders in New Zealand contacted me about test-driving one of their treadle feeders, I was not inclined to try one initially because I didn’t believe I needed a new feeder. I made my own PVC feeders and have been happy with their performance, besides, I believed treadle-style feeders were designed primarily to keep rodents out of the feed and I didn’t have a problem with rodents- or so I believed.
I read through Grandpa’s website and the product appeared to be solidly constructed, still I thought it would be difficult to justify the purchase of a feeder that started at  ~$200 a pop…until I found a dead mouse in my run and began researching rodent control. I quickly realized that the actual and potential costs of rodents in the feed and around the chicken coop can far exceed the cost of one of Grandpa’s Feeders.
The standard feeder requires 14 ounces of weight to open the lid. An adult rat weighs approximately 9 to 11ounces. Rats, mice, sparrows, rabbits, squirrels, etc are all normally too light to open Grandpa’s Feeders.
Feeder arrived mostly assembled.
Grandpa’s Poultry feeders have a cantilevered lid over the feed trough that lifts to expose the feed when a chicken steps onto the attached platform and closes when the chicken steps off it.
Grandpa’s Poultry feeders have a cantilevered lid over the feed trough that lifts to expose the feed when a chicken steps onto the attached platform and closes when the chicken steps off it.
FEATURES OF GRANDPA'S FEEDERS

  • The standard feeder requires 14 ounces of weight to open the lid. An adult rat weighs approximately 9 to 11 ounces. Rats, mice, sparrows, rabbits, squirrels, etc are all normally too light to open Grandpa’s Feeders.
  • Anti-flick grill: prevents the birds from scooping feed out of the trough onto the dirty ground where coccidiosis and other diseases can contaminate the feed.
  • Capacity: a standard Grandpa's Feeder holds 20 lbs of feed, which services approximately 6 chickens for 10 days. Vacation, anyone?
  • The feeders are made of galvanized steel with an alloy tread plate. They are waterproof and can be used inside or out.
  • Poop-proof: chickens can’t poop in it when the lid is closed. BONUS!
  • There is a 12 month, money-back satisfaction guarantee. You can’t beat that with a stick! 
 There is a training period that allows the birds to become accustomed to the operation of the feeder that requires no effort on the part of the chicken-keeper. For the first week of training, two bolts prop the lid open fully and the birds get a feel for standing on the plate and putting their heads into the trough to eat. The second week, the bolts are lowered a notch so that the plate and lid move slightly when the plate is stepped on. The third week, the bolts are removed and the birds operate it themselves- when they step on the plate, the lid opens, when they step off, the lid closes.
There is a training period that allows the birds to become accustomed to the operation of the feeder that requires no effort on the part of the chicken-keeper.
I'm pretty sure that's not where the washer belongs, but it worked and you get the idea.

My chickens have been using Grandpa's Feeders for three weeks now and every one of them, from the heaviest to the lightest bird is comfortable using it. I appreciate that the feed is secure, that my chickens aren't billing it out onto the ground, that I don't have to fill feeders as frequently as I had been and that my birds are eating clean feed 100% of the time.
My chickens have been using Grandpa's feeders for three weeks now and every one of them, from the heaviest to the lightest bird is comfortable using it.
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Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®

1,006 comments :

  1. I so need one of these with all of the mice in the area

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  2. Dawn E. Sarver7/11/13, 3:43 PM

    sure lookin forward to tryin out this feeder! lol hope to win!

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  3. I NEED to win one of Grandpa's feeders!!! Have to start keeping my feed inside because of the raccoons!!

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  4. Christine Marie Cain7/11/13, 3:43 PM

    Wow! That feeder looks awesome! Why can't I come up with that million dollar invention?!

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  5. Kari Shifflett7/11/13, 3:44 PM

    Yecch, I am not a fan of rodents either! but that is an awesome feeder you have there!

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  6. DragonesPlumas7/11/13, 3:45 PM

    Love your blog and page. This sounds great! Thank you for the chance. :)

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  7. Tara Hublou7/11/13, 3:45 PM

    Oh yay! Another chance to win! Thank you!!!

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  8. oh I hope I win as I am new to chickens so am busy gathering all I can. They are such fun to watch...

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  9. Great product. Would love to have one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Ann Massarella Maxted7/11/13, 3:46 PM

    I would SO love to win this!!

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  11. Awesome feeders!!!! Thank you so much for letting me know about them. You're blog has been such a blessing for our new little flock!

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  12. angela lashley7/11/13, 3:49 PM

    I have had my eye on the Grandpa Feeders for awhile now. They are at the top of my wish list and I would love to be chosen as the winner of this one!

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  13. Jeff Gaulke7/11/13, 3:49 PM

    I haven't had to deal with rodents yet, and I am anxious to avoid it. This looks like a good feeder for that.

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  14. Love this feeder! So many innovative products to make taking care of our feathered companions! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Jenny Moody7/11/13, 3:51 PM

    OK, I need some help. I have done everything but subscribed and I cannot figure out how. I know it says it's at the top left and when I try to subscribe using Blogger (I have an account) It just takes me to my blogger main page. What am I doing wrong?

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  16. Jewel Pinkham7/11/13, 3:52 PM

    around here we have more trouble with raccoons and skunks than we do with rodents

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  17. Jewel Pinkham7/11/13, 3:54 PM

    this is a great invention think I might have to order one even if I do win!

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  18. Katherine Heckman7/11/13, 3:54 PM

    Man I hope I win!! =D My girls say this would be awesome!

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  19. This feeder is sooooo nice. I would love to have one. *crosses fingers*

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  20. Jenny Moody7/11/13, 3:55 PM

    Well, I figured out how to subscribe via email, which is probably better for me anyway :} So now I should be entered to win the feeder... and get the blogs delivered to my email which is a win unto itself because I love reading them!

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  21. Alishia Bigelow7/11/13, 3:58 PM

    I'd be willing to give it a try.

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  22. Josh Goldman7/11/13, 3:59 PM

    I could really use a new feeder!

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  23. Cathy Piner7/11/13, 4:02 PM

    I soooo need this. This feeder looks fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  24. Melissa Grover7/11/13, 4:05 PM

    Yay!!! Love to have this, as my small pullets were squealing like silly gooses when a little tiny kangaroo mouse ran by them in the front drive XD

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  25. My girls need one of these feeders! Pick me, pick me!!!! Please?

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  26. I would sooooo love to win one of Grandpa's feeders!

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  27. I'd love one of these feeders. I did a chicken rescue after a local town changed its ordinances. Learning how to care for 20 ladies has been a bit trying the past two months, but your blog has helped a lot!

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  28. P.l. Forgash7/11/13, 4:08 PM

    I like the idea of these feeders, very nice! You always do the best giveaways :)

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  29. RuthAnn Jankosky Wachsmuth7/11/13, 4:10 PM

    we'd sure love one of these for The Single Ladies!

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  30. I am leaving a comment here to HOPEFULLY be able to get a feeder ;) I have a really bad rat problem here because my chickens like to make a mess of the feed and it attracts ALL SORTS of animals. I am worried that my chickens are going to get diseases with all these critters and I especially don't want that, but like you originally thought, I don't want to spend $200+ on a feeder. I would love to give it a go and if I do like this one, I may just buy another!! :) I need a solution to this animal problem and I am glad I found your page!!

    Thanks for your help!!

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  31. Jennifer Path7/11/13, 4:12 PM

    I would love to win one of these amazing feeders for my girls!

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  32. Renee Sturgis7/11/13, 4:12 PM

    I would LOVE one of these! My children's poultry are kept at the Land lab at their school as we are not permitted to keep livestock on our property. We have a HUGE mice/rat problem there and being that it is a school our options are very limited. We can't put out poisons for fear that the poisoned rodents may stagger into any of our animal's areas and be consumed. We are not allowed to use mechanical traps due to the harm they could inflict on a child (plus we tried them and they didn't work). And the electronic traps are expensive and my children pay for all of their animals, supplies, etc. themselves from the premiums they make at our local county fair so funds are limited. One of these feeders would go a LONG way towards helping to lower their feed costs, cutting down on our rodent problems and helping to keep their rare breed birds healthy! I do have one question though: Do these feeders work for ducks? They have several of those as well.

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  33. Already follow your blog and have liked 'grandpa's' page!

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  34. Jillian A. Bogater7/11/13, 4:13 PM

    Love, love the blog! Planning to build my coop this fall and get chicks in the spring. I write about it here: http://chickenscratchfever.wordpress.com. The feeder looks awesome!

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  35. These look really cool!

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  36. Mary Colvett7/11/13, 4:13 PM

    I would love a feeder (pick me! pick me!) =)

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  37. Deborah Tabor7/11/13, 4:15 PM

    I need one of these feeders! We just got 2 of the sweetest and tiniest kittens to combat the mice problem this winter but can never have too many methods in keeping them at bay. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  38. Britny Garcia7/11/13, 4:16 PM

    This feeder looks great!! Exactly what we have been looking for. We have a problem with the little sparrows getting into our run and eating the girls' feed. brit868@yahoo.com

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  39. Jennifer Campbell7/11/13, 4:17 PM

    I enjoy your blog and facebook page! My girls would love a Grandpa's Feeder!

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  40. Margaret E. Kellogg7/11/13, 4:19 PM

    I love your website and all the great information you present. Thanks.

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  41. Oh please pick me! I have a terrible rodent problem and would love to use this feeder as part of the solution!

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  42. jackie Jones7/11/13, 4:21 PM

    oh plz plz let me win this........we have spent way too much money on our babies my husband says no more spending :(

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  43. Vicki Lubarsky7/11/13, 4:23 PM

    Love that feeder

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  44. Karrie Sedlmeyer7/11/13, 4:31 PM

    this would be swell!!

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  45. Chris Chapman7/11/13, 4:34 PM

    So interested to try something like this.

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  46. Staci Wightman7/11/13, 4:34 PM

    Sounds great... do baby chicks weigh enough to use one?

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  47. Sarah Bachman7/11/13, 4:36 PM

    I Would Love To Win This For My Flock!

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  48. I followed you on Bloglovin' and liked Grandpas Feeders on Facebook. Where has this feeder been all the years I've been raising poultry! Love it!

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  49. Would love to win this! We want to keep our coop safe and clean and our hens happy!

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  50. Lisa Westlund-Johnson7/11/13, 4:43 PM

    Me :) Me :) Me :) I can't seem to encourage my hens to stop roosting on our feeder! Ready to try another method.

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  51. this feeder looks awesome. Just bought property with a chicken coop and two chickens. I think I need this -

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  52. Debbie Pitner Moors7/11/13, 4:54 PM

    How very cool! We have had problems with mice and mess, and these seem like a great solution. Would love to win one for my ladies.

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  53. Theresa McKay Doten7/11/13, 4:58 PM

    Done!!

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  54. I've wanted one of these forever! They look like such a perfect solution to the mouse problem. Ugh to mice.

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  55. Leticia M de Berry7/11/13, 4:58 PM

    This is a really good solution!, I would love to win one of these!

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  56. My girls are grown & said they would really like Big Girl feeder! Great contest!

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  57. Subscribed, liked and now commenting. :) We would LOVE one of these feeders for our feathery friends.

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  58. I would love to win this. Have tried for every thing but not sure its going thru.

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  59. Yes......we have problems with ALL of the above & then some. Reading good things about this feeder!

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  60. Vicky Hallenbeck7/11/13, 5:07 PM

    What a fine prize! I would be thrilled to have one of these for my girls.

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  61. Reading good things about this feeder! Would absolutely love to own one! Thank you, Kathy.

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  62. I would love to have Grandpa's feeder for our chickens

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  63. I would love to get Grandpa's feeder and give it to Davis for his chickens.

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  64. Sounds like a very thought-out feeder. Would love to try it out and see how my chickie birds like it. Keeping the poop out of their food would be a huge plus!

    Heather Niles, MI

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  65. Would love to win this amazing feeder!

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  66. hennypennystegosaurus7/11/13, 5:15 PM

    I definitely have a packrat problem and that has attracted snakes. I lost a chick to a snake recently and was absolutely heartbroken :..( I would love to have this, I think it would really help deter the rodents and in turn keep the snakes away as well!

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  67. Nora Weston7/11/13, 5:16 PM

    This would be such an awesome tool to use daily to feed our "Girls" Not sure if we have a rat, mouse, or mole issue. Keep noticing tunnels in the run area. YIKES!

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  68. Mindy Blair7/11/13, 5:22 PM

    That is the best idea ever. I live in an area with field mice everywhere and they are always getting into the feed.

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  69. Kasey Brown7/11/13, 5:23 PM

    Very neat! I'd sure like to give one a try!

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  70. Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  71. Steve English7/11/13, 5:28 PM

    the feeder looks great !

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  72. Would LOVE to try one of these babies out! Thanks for the chance!

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  73. Tina Edwards7/11/13, 5:43 PM

    I sure could use one of those! I hate that my babies accidentally poop in their feeder if they happen to be facing the wrong direction.

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  74. Michelle Underhill Gundersen7/11/13, 5:43 PM

    I have 30 chicks ready to move to the coop,I would love one of these!

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  75. Sharon F. Henderson7/11/13, 5:46 PM

    If i promise to behave...may i pleeeeeaasse have one??

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  76. Cyn Van Antwerp7/11/13, 5:48 PM

    cool feeder! would love to have one!

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  77. Dianne Vela7/11/13, 5:49 PM

    Very nice ;D

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  78. This sounds like a really great design!! Very cool. I'd never heard of this kind before.

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  79. Tricia Bugg7/11/13, 6:07 PM

    Sounds perfect for my problem, too...I feed every pooping sparrow in the neighborhood inadvertently, in addition to my backyard hens. This would be wonderful!

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  80. Would love to give Grandpa's Feeder a try with my chickie birds. Looks and sounds like a well thought out project, and helping to keep out the poop is a huge plus!
    Heather G.
    Niles, MI

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  81. Renee' Nettles7/11/13, 6:09 PM

    I would love this wonderful feeder for my freerange juvies. I have never seen this feeder. It is wonderful.

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  82. Chiefbuzzbee7/11/13, 6:15 PM

    If I win dose those good looking slippers come with the feeder? But really the Grandpas feeder are great looking and would be great to have, the shows would more than likely stop my chickens from laying.... :)

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  83. One of these feeders would be AWESOME to win! Thank you for the opportunity! =)

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  84. Those feeders look really cool. I like the features and especially like the fact that it is suitable to be used outside of the coop. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. 3littlechickies7/11/13, 6:24 PM

    That looks like a great feeder!

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  86. Barbara Thorbjornsson7/11/13, 6:28 PM

    this would be awesome to win

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  87. Sharron Johnson7/11/13, 6:29 PM

    With as many chicken keepers (and would be chicken keepers!) that follow you on FB, I figure my chances of winning anything aren't very high. But this is one thing I would DEARLY love to win! And I won't ever win if I don't try, so here we go, one more time!

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  88. These are awesome, I would love to have one for my chickens! Sooo messy!

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  89. Rodents can't get into my feed but I never thought about the feed my girls eat off the floor/ground. This sounds like a great idea and I'd love to give it a try. The feeder I'm using now holds a good deal of food but it's gravity fed and I have to shake it to keep the feed moving so I still have to check it daily. This would make life a little easier!

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  90. Connie Griffin7/11/13, 6:37 PM

    Oh my goodness, this would be so awesome!

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  91. love this! I so need help not feeding the rats and squirrels!

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  92. Amanda Caldwell7/11/13, 6:44 PM

    Awesome! I'd love to have one.

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  93. Laci Chapman7/11/13, 6:45 PM

    Lovely feeder! I could really use one because my girls knock their feeder over and it spills everywhere and it attracts alot of flies once its on the ground! Thanks for the great articles!

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  94. my "girls" and I love your site...thank you

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  95. Oh my goodness, we'd love to have one of these feeders!!! Darn Rats!!!!

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  96. joely pentlow7/11/13, 7:18 PM

    That is shocking information about the rodents. I'm very excited by these feeders. My current plastic one gets knocked over and the contents get wet. I'm thinking Grandpa's Feeders are the way to go!

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  97. Corviddreams7/11/13, 7:19 PM

    That looks very useful. I have a suspended feeder and worry that rats could get to it if they got into the coop.

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  98. Jewel Pinkham7/11/13, 7:20 PM

    Hmmm I left 2 comments earlier but it says here that there are zero comments?

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  99. I'd love to win one of Grandpa's feeders! I follow via GFC, and liked the facebook page. Thanks for the great giveaway! (kristi at thankfulme dot net.)

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  100. Denise Allison Magil7/11/13, 7:32 PM

    looks great

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  101. Kathryn Wetzel7/11/13, 7:35 PM

    Love love all you share with us! My chickens are so lucky to have you in their lives:)

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  102. Heike Woolard7/11/13, 7:36 PM

    Amazing giveaway. I would love to win this but I am not on FB. I've bee subscribed to your blog and enjoy every single post. :)

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  103. Carol Brown Stoddard7/11/13, 7:46 PM

    Will I get it if I win?

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  104. I have been wanting one of these forever!

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  105. Kathryn Wetzel7/11/13, 7:54 PM

    Love all you share!

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  106. I would love to win this for my chicky babies!!! I know there are wild animals that come and pick up the leftover feed that my hens have scattered around. I think your posts are educational and very entertaining

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  107. That feeder looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  108. Susanne Varner7/11/13, 8:11 PM

    This looks like just what I need :-) Hope to win it! Thanks for the great give away!

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  109. Peter Mowdy7/11/13, 8:14 PM

    That's really neat!! Thanks for the info!

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  110. Great design.....I so want this feeder!

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  111. Linda Marengo Davis7/11/13, 8:32 PM

    This feeder looks like it will solve issues with free-loaders & stop wasted feed.

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  112. Great invention ... please enter me.

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  113. I would live this - would be perfect for me to out out in the yard for the older ladies!!!

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  114. I'd love to win this feeder for my chickens! It looks wonderful!

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  115. Dana Messina Galagan7/11/13, 9:03 PM

    I've been wanting one of these feeders ever since we built our coop nearly 3 years ago. It sure would make life just a little easier!

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  116. Joyce Zaleski7/11/13, 9:10 PM

    I would definitely love to be entered for this wonderful feeder. Thanks for all you do and all your helpful information. Best of luck with your official farm :) queenb@epix.net

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  117. Deborah Paterson7/11/13, 9:34 PM

    Okay would love to have this feeder. It is currently on my wish list, as I clean out rain soaked feed.

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  118. Laura Graham7/11/13, 9:51 PM

    I like you and Grandpa. I get your email too. I love this feeder and the contest too.

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  119. susan ladner7/11/13, 9:59 PM

    We really need this for the rats out here in Pass Christian, MS country. Susan Ladner, ladner309@bellsouth.net

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  120. Louann Walch-Ypsilanti MI7/11/13, 10:00 PM

    This is such a wonderful idea I would love to win this.

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  121. Jennifer Thompson7/11/13, 10:03 PM

    I would love to win this feeder for my gals & guys! I <3 all your great posts, keep up the great job!

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  122. Joyce Cherrier7/11/13, 10:08 PM

    I would love to have one of these! Awesome!

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  123. Nancy Fitzgerald Hoggard7/11/13, 10:11 PM

    Loving a chance to win one of these feeders.

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  124. Another great Giveaway! Thanks for all you do!

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  125. Just looking at how much food is wasted and how much that wasted food smells when wet. This looks awesome!

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  126. Kim Warfield Weber7/11/13, 10:51 PM

    Grandpa's Feeder looks like a great way to keep away rodents. :)

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  127. Janet Gilmartin7/11/13, 10:55 PM

    I would love to win one of these feeders. we started raising chickens not only for my love of them but to save money since we are on a limited income. You would make my year if I could win!

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  128. Maria Reaser7/11/13, 10:57 PM

    Love the design of this feeder

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  129. Darlene Beckett Anderson7/11/13, 11:02 PM

    Love these feeders! awesome

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  130. I'm convinced after reading this post that we must be wasting a ton of food using our "traditional" feeders from rodent thieves and messy eaters. I would love to clean up our act with one of Grandpa's feeders!

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  131. Great looking feeders, would love to win one.

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  132. Amanda Wilson7/11/13, 11:18 PM

    Ooo I could use this!

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  133. Lisa Iovacchini7/11/13, 11:54 PM

    How do I know that I was entered in to the contest to win the Grandpa's Feeders

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  134. TheChickenChick7/11/13, 11:57 PM

    You just did. ;)

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  135. TheChickenChick7/11/13, 11:59 PM

    Is this a trick question?

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  136. TheChickenChick7/11/13, 11:59 PM

    You can't win if you don't play, Sharron! Good luck!

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  137. TheChickenChick7/12/13, 12:00 AM

    HA! Nope. ;)

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  138. disqus_BAOiqklDSc7/12/13, 12:01 AM

    Looks like a winner. Would love to have one.

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  139. Valerie Nelson7/12/13, 12:02 AM

    What a wonderful idea for feeding your chickens! Almost like the squirrel proof bird feeder I have on a pole. would love to win this for my girls :)

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  140. Donna Crystal7/12/13, 12:08 AM

    I would love to restart my chicken loving career with a beautiful feeder such as this (we lost all 10 of our little girl birdies to an awful marauder). I look forward to the day when they all are perched in their spankin' new coop! :D

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  141. TheChickenChick7/12/13, 12:09 AM

    No, they do not, Staci.

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  142. TheChickenChick7/12/13, 12:15 AM

    It is, Linda. Good luck!

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  143. TheChickenChick7/12/13, 12:16 AM

    Thanks for subscribing, Jenny. Good luck!

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  144. TheChickenChick7/12/13, 12:16 AM

    In New Zealand! :D

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  145. Kathy, do you recommend placing the feeder in the run or coop? I just received my feeder today and can't wait till the coop is ready to transfer my girls into their new home and to use the new feeder! Thank you for your wonderful blog -- it's a lifesaver to us newbies!

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  146. Santos Modesto7/12/13, 12:50 AM

    Sweet love the page and tips and Chicks.. Got a flock of 35 6 old ladies and 29 new girls.

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  147. Alexis Whodat-Davenport7/12/13, 1:30 AM

    Please pick meeee!!!!

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  148. Deborah Paterson7/12/13, 5:31 AM

    Thanks for your help with the water crop thing. Maybe it's just an odd chick. The tossing up water and odd foaming at the beak after drinking is new to me. Other than that she eats, looks and smells heathy. Weird.

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  149. Mary Gilbert7/12/13, 6:43 AM

    Grrr....noticed lately that we have a CHIPMUNK living under our coop! This would be great to keep him out of the food I do NOT buy for him!

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  150. Mary Lou Mason7/12/13, 6:47 AM

    WOW! This feeder looks pretty neat and makes me think that may be that is what is happening to some of my feed - I blame it on having chickens that are pigs but may be they aren't and there are other critters that are!

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  151. wow you sure have some great giveaways this would be great as all i have right now is open metal pans

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  152. I am in LOVE!!! Like you, I was thinking my feeder is "doing just fine"... But, after reading and looking at their website, this is AWESOME! My "ladies" would LOVE it (or at least they would love not having wet, poopy feed)!

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  153. Tara Woodruff7/12/13, 10:28 AM

    OoO I would Love to have one of these awesome feeders!!!

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  154. linda prater7/12/13, 10:44 AM

    great giveaway again. maybe this time could use this thanks for have these giveaways pratersplace@hotmail.com

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  155. Darlene Doucette7/12/13, 10:50 AM

    Would love to win this so the little birds stop eating all the chicken feed

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  156. Rayna Estness7/12/13, 11:05 AM

    Very cool!

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  157. Ashley Di Iacovo7/12/13, 11:05 AM

    I would absolutely love this feeder! :D I'm not sure how my girls would like it, but this would keep them from trying to nap in their feeder (we built one like the one you showed instructions for because they were playing tether ball with their hanging one! :D)

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  158. Jessica Lee Griffin-Cobb7/12/13, 11:07 AM

    thank you for all the info all the time!

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  159. Che Sweetland7/12/13, 11:07 AM

    I'd LOVE to have one of these feeders! They look great!
    Che at Meadowfly Farm
    meadowflyfarm@gmail.com

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  160. Jenn Werner-Williams7/12/13, 11:13 AM

    A feeder like this would be great for any level of chicken keeper! Good luck everyone!!!!!

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  161. Terry Kessinger7/12/13, 11:14 AM

    A week ago, I wouldn't have entered because I thought my flock is too small, I should defer to someone who has, perhaps, a dozen or more chickens. However, last weekend I was adding green material to my compost bin, I'd lifted the lid and was getting ready to toss in my veggie scraps and there was a mouse staring at me, almost nose to nose! Well, the compost bin is only about 15 feet from my chicken coop, so I bet he/they have already paid a visit! So, count me in!! As a side note, thank you so much for sharing all the info about your girls, Blaze, how you've set things up for them. It has been a constant encouragement and help to me.

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  162. I don't know if we have rodents ... and honestly, I'd be afraid to find out. I'm sure we do though ... :( So with that, we'd love to win this as I'm sure it would be a necessity once we get our flock out of the garage and out in their coop!

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  163. I have a rodent problem too so this looks like a great solution!

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  164. Last week I found Rats at my neighbors house. I had no idea that they were in my neighborhood- and now I am a little freaked out. This feeder would give a little more peace of mind.

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  165. Would so love to have this feeder!

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  166. From Christiansburg, VA. We are new owners of 5 Buff Orpingtons. They are not quite at the laying age. We would love to get one of these feeders!

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  167. Victoria Reid7/12/13, 11:24 AM

    maybe I already entered, can't remember but if not, now I did ;) and I could really really use this feeder! thank you! ;)

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  168. I look forward to your emails and postings. They are so informative, and find my flock growing will the knowledge I have gained from all you have shared. I would love to win a Grandpas feeder!

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  169. I absolutely need one of these.

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  170. Ooh, I want to win!!

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  171. We would love to have a auto feeder. Son won't have to run outside and rescue feeder every time a cloud come up.. :)

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  172. WOW! Would love to win one of these! Our neighbors want to give us their 5 chickens. We're busily getting ready for them. Had thought the pvc feeders were the ultimate until seeing these!

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  173. Carol Sibbel7/12/13, 11:40 AM

    Kathy, would love to see you stream video of your girls using this feeder. I worry one of my girls would get her head trapped...

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  174. Donna Arcand7/12/13, 11:41 AM

    the feeder looks great.. right now i have one of those homemade pvc pipe feeders.. and the feed gets so wet after a downpour.. i'm losing more feed that way... :( this would be an improvement!!

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  175. This is awesome! I NEED one for my girls!

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  176. Will this work for chicks too? Or just older ones? We're restarting our flock after a cross country move.

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  177. Please enter me in Grandpas feeder contest for my girls.

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  178. This should help my Chickens keep their feed clean so helps them be healthy...Luv it

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  179. I could really use a feeder like this!

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  180. Danielle Anderson7/12/13, 11:53 AM

    I would love this! Now that my chickens are getting older, I am amazed how much then eat!!! Nice to see this feeder has a large capacity.

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  181. Karen Fessler7/12/13, 11:54 AM

    Would love to win one of these for our "girls"!

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  182. Cheryl Lindsay7/12/13, 11:57 AM

    I really can use this now that we have 6 chicks, 2 ducklings, 2 hens, and a Bantam Roo (shh, on the last one, don't tell anyone)!!

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  183. This would be great! I am currently having trouble with mice and need to find away get feed out of their reach. I would also be interested in any tips that you would have for getting rid of the rodents. Thanks

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  184. A feeder like this would be great. I found a squirrel in the coop the other day taking his share of the chicken feed. I would love one!

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  185. Trying again for one of these great feeders :-) Btw, CONGRATS on your FARM, Kathy!!!!

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  186. Even though I am on a limited income, I would love to win this for my girls ( our chickens). Thank you for the blogs you do, they are very helpful to me.

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  187. Jessica Wood7/12/13, 12:31 PM

    What a great Idea! Way better that setting traps every night in the winter time.

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  188. Nancy Conklin7/12/13, 12:33 PM

    I think I'm entered correctly...I liked Grandpa's feeders from last time and I receive your wonderful blogs via email. Hope I'm a lucky winner!

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  189. Sandie Moore7/12/13, 12:40 PM

    WOWIE that would be fantastic!

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  190. That is a great feeder! I sure would love to have one - been out of work so no new supplies are on the list but have added to the wish list...

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  191. Great feeder! I would love to have this. :) I'm a subscriber, by the way!

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  192. heather heintz7/12/13, 12:53 PM

    Would love this feeder for my hens! Great idea@

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  193. Already "liked" and subscribed to your blog. "liked" Grandpa's page and would really love this feeder. :o)

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  194. Margie DeCaro7/12/13, 12:56 PM

    This looks like an awesome feeder. We have sporadic rodent issues and a dog that likes to eat feed. Would love to try it out!

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  195. Would love this!

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  196. Rebecca Kober7/12/13, 1:00 PM

    Would love to win this feeder! Thanks!

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  197. Esther widgren7/12/13, 1:02 PM

    I would love to deprive the squirrels and other animals of the feed I put out for the chickens! I'm a devoted follower of The Chicken Chick and have added Grandpas Feeders to my FB like list!

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  198. Been following your blog (via email and on-line) for a while. Went to Grampa's Feeders and gave them a Like! So Please enter me for the Feeder! I live in the woods so this would eliminate the temptation of unwanted raiders.

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