self-feeder


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self-feeder

a feed container from which animals can take feed at will, but which is protected against weather, and wastage by scattering is minimal. Carbohydrate engorgement can occur if the livestock are not used to the system and eat too much grain. Dogs on such a system may overeat and become obese.
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But what we did, on the recommendation of the Fontana Station, was provide grains in self-feeders with compartments, one for each grain.
A self-feeder for hogs requires less labor than the hand-feeding system.
Those self-feeders in the stores look handy, but they're mighty pricey.