Introduction: Automatic Chicken Feeder

Demand Bird Feeder kit is a highly reliable, on-demand gravity feeder that keeps your feed secure and away from elements and mice. Whether you are using in indoors or outdoors, PECk-O-MATIC Demand Bird Feeder kit engages your birds in pecking and grabbing with its Catch-Dish and thus reduces boredom and aggression.

Step 1: Step 1

Verify all contents of your PECk-O-MATIC Demand Feeder kit. It should contain the following:

  1. One Feeder-Funnel
  2. One Trigger-Rod
  3. One Catch-Dish
  4. One Catch-Dish-Lock
  5. Six Regulator-Disks
  6. One Pail-Hanger

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Step 2: Step 2

Prepare your round pail (not included in this kit) to insert
Feeder-Funnel by drilling or cutting out 4” hole at the bottom center of your pail.

Step 3: Step 3

Review the pictures of the six Regulator-Disks. Review its openings and recommended feed to use with each Regulator-Disk.

Step 4: Step 4

Based on your feed and recommended Regulator-Disk opening, select one
Regulator-Disk to use with your feed. Note: If you find our recommended opening too small or too large, change to another disk. You can also make your own disk with your desired opening to use with PECk-O-MATIC.

Step 5: Step 5

Securely hang your pail using the Pail-Hanger ( or Pail-Holder or
Pail-Stand sold separately) so that the bottom of the pail is at least 14" above floor level and insert the tube end of the Feeder-Funnel from inside the pail. When properly inserted, this Feeder-Funnel should seat tight against the inside wall of the pail with the entire tube end of the funnel sticking out through the bottom hole.

Step 6: Step 6

Place the Regulator-Disk you selected at the funnel opening.

Step 7: Step 7

Insert the long end of the Trigger-Rod from inside and position it at the center of the Regulator-Disk opening.

Step 8: Step 8

Insert the Catch-Dish from the long end of the Trigger-Rod
and lock it at desired height using Catch-Dish-Lock by lightly pressing together two open ends, pass the Trigger-Rod thru the holes, and release.

To test your feeder setup, put two cups of feed into the pail while
keeping the Trigger-Rod somewhat at the center of the Regulator-Disk. Then wiggle Catch-Dish to make the Trigger-Rod oscillate and see small quantity of feed is dropping. Change the Regulator-Disk to increase/decrease quantity of the released feed. (See instruction below to change the Regulator-Disk).


To train your birds, put one cup of feed in the Catch-Dish and see how quickly they learn.