Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Monday 9 September 2013

Giveaway! Wells chicken feeders and drinkers review

Unfortunately rain prevented the patio works but look what turned up today:)

Some new feeders and a drinker for me to review from Wells Poultry

Easy to put together and with a clever locking tab and slot mechanism to make sure they stay put together.

The indoor feeder I have been sent holds 3 kg of food, plenty to keep the Ginger gang and the Young ones happy. 

The drinker I have been sent is a good size - 3 l and again has the locking mechanism. The hens seemed to enjoy drinking from it.

But the best thing in the box from my point of view is this  2.5 kg Delux Plastic Outdoor Feeder

Slotted together really easily, feet lift it off the ground and UFO style roof looks to keep the food dry

The hens loved it and after leaving it out overnight in the rain, the food was absolutely dry the next morning :)

Excellent product , comes apart for cleaning really easily and does what it says it will   :)

And even better - I have three of the 2.5 kg Delux Plastic Outdoor Feeders to giveaway! Just leave a comment on the blog or on the Facebook feed and you will be entered into a draw to win one of these excellent feeders from Wells Poultry 

Terms and Conditions for the Giveaway - please read!

  • To enter, you must leave a comment on this post or on The Compost Bin facebook page post
  • Only one entry per household please
  • Entries close at midnight on 19/09/13
  • You must live in the UK and be over 18 years of age.
  • The winners need to email me their address, so I can pass on their details to Wells Poultry to send out the Feeder to them.
  •  Wells Poultry is the promoter of the competition.
  • The information you provide will only be shared with Wells Poultry in order to send you your prize. 

Good luck and get commenting :)


  1. Hi I work in a school and we have 3 hens we hatched ourselves, Scarlett, Henella and Daisy.
    We have to leave them in their run over the weekend instead of being out in the school garden the rest of the week, one of your feeders would be ideal for them as they have usually eaten most of the food from their current feeders between Friday and Monday morning. The children would be thrilled to think we may have an opportunity to win. Here's hoping Best wishes Elaine

  2. The outdoor feeder looks wonderful! i don't keep hens, so I guess I shouldn't be entering the competition, but I'm sure my garden birds could make good use of it.
    Barbara x

    1. If you are actually going to use it I am not bothered what sort of birds feed from it :)

  3. I would love some new feeders and particularly the one with the lid. That one looks particularly useful! Some of my older feeders are starting to go a bit "funny" as the plastic has been outside in all weathers for years.

    thank you for finding such a useful giveaway.

  4. twannywun commented "Would love one for my sister Karen S"

  5. I would love to win the Delux Outdoor feeder x

  6. My little boy would love this but also wishing good cluck to everyone else trying.

  7. We currently have 10 rescue hens and I'm pretty sure they'd love to be eating from one of those feeders as opposed the contraptions I have put together for them lol.
    Thank you for the opportunity to be in with a chance of winning one.
    Good luck everyone and their chickens :)

  8. I've always found it funny that chickens do actually prefer to eat and drink out of feeders and drinkers that have red somewhere on the design.

    Even though we have galvanised drinkers as well, these are always the last to be drunk out of, they really do prefer the red plastic ones that I have to replace on a regular basis.

  9. I know my 19 chatty chickens would love this! I wonder if it would keep the big geese noses out of it, as well? I bet it would with that cover! Good luck to all. :)

    1. Sorry, I didn't see that you have to live in the UK to participate. :(

  10. My old galvanised one is really past its best now and I love the design of the outdoor feeder. Whether I win one or not thank you for your informative and interesting posts!!

  11. My old galvanised one is really past its best now and I love the design of the outdoor feeder. Whether I win one or not thank you for your informative and interesting posts!!

  12. My old galvanised feeder is well past its best and I was on the point of throwing it out. I would love to win the deluxe outdoor feeder for my poults but whether I am picked or not, thank you for your informative and interesting posts:)


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