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self-feeder

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(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

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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The grounds feature a custom pool with waterfalls, spa and water slide, a pool house and volley ball court and there are several patios dotted around the property with Viking grills, a koi pond and a one-acre self-feeding pond stocked with fish.
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Centre manager Colin Seddon said: "Wallace came to us as one of a group of four siblings from Perth and we expect him to be independent and self-feeding at six or seven weeks old.
RSPCA officers fed them by hand in intensive care cubicles at the centre before the seals were moved into large pools as they began self-feeding and gaining weight until they reached "release condition".
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Pouches provide convenient, portable nutrition that's extremely compatible with consumers' on-the-go lifestyles, and they promote self-feeding and independence.
Health Canada encourages self-feeding as a means to promote responsive feeding, relying on the infant's hunger and satiety cues for when, how much, and where the child eats [1].
The PouchPop is only 1 1/4 high and is designed to securely screw on/off to prevent slippage during self-feeding by the infant.
Ditto for the "home and garden" line, which includes various sizes of self-feeding plantable pots and self-feeding sleeves that are made of PLA and a protein nutrient additive.
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Self-feeding is an important part of a kid's development.