self-feeder


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self-feeder

n
(Agriculture) any machine or device capable of automatically supplying materials when and where they are needed, esp one for making measured quantities of food constantly available to farm livestock
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self`-feed′er



n.
an apparatus that periodically discharges a supply of some material, esp. feed for livestock.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.self-feeder - a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material; "the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
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Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week's work with a five-mile drive to church.
By 1893, Parsons was living in Newton, Iowa, and had received his first patent for a self-feeder, assigning one-half to W.C.
They went into one of the compartments of the self-feeder. As I recall, they came in cloth bags, just like the flour and the chicken feed, and my mother and sisters were delighted to have that cloth to sew things out of.
Grain can be placed in a self-feeder for pigs that have access to pasture or used to balance a diet that includes food scraps.
Two men stood on the platform and pitched the sheaves into the separator's self-feeder, which was a fairly easy job since the feeder was just below the level of the platform.
A self-feeder for hogs requires less labor than the hand-feeding system.
Labor costs have been reduced by the use of the self-feeder and by letting the hogs husk their corn.
Then take a bottom from a bigger pail hanging that pail off the little one and then hanging the whole thing from the ceiling - a self-feeder.