Feeding hens is critical to ensuring the welfare of the animals and consequently the success of the farm. The best choice in how to feed the hens depends on the number of poultry specimens to care for.
When the farm has few hens, it is best to buy ready-made feed of the type best suited to the specimens being raised, possibly leaving them free to scratch around and supplementing the feed with appropriate components.
If the farm has a good number of specimens, it is possible to prepare food for the hens with an electric mill.

What are electric grain mills?

Electric grain mills are devices that use an electricity-powered motor to grind grains into flour to feed chickens. These devices are basically grain grinders that break up grain into feed that is more digestible and inviting to poultry that cannot chew the food.
They are used to grind materials such as rye, barley, corn, oats, hard and soft wheat, peas, beans, flaxseed, fava beans, buckwheat, and non-oil dry products, simplifying poultry feeding. They can feature metal or stainless steel millstones.

Manual mills feature a crank that needs to be turned to grind grains-they are advantageous when you need to produce little flour or plan to work without electricity.

Electric mills, on the other hand, allow you to grind feed faster than the manual model. Depending on the sieve you use, you may get chopped feed of a given size rather than another.

Some models also integrate both manual and electric feed.
Many models also allow you to create ad hoc flour mixtures by setting the fineness of the mixture you want to achieve.

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  • The control unit succeeds:
  • To absorb solar energy during the day, minimizing electricity consumption from the grid;
    To recharge the batteries that will then provide the necessary energy during the night, remaining active even in the event of any blackouts.

During the night, the system converts its operating mechanism: instead of using the grid, it uses the energy that the batteries have stored during the day.

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As the name implies, hand mills require an operator engaged in turning the crank to produce the chopped material. They are inexpensive models that do not consume electricity and are good choices when little feed is to be produced and not frequently; otherwise, they become burdensome in terms of time required and physical effort to be sustained.

Electric mills provide an electric mechanism for chopping the components, so the farmer only has to pour the feed into it, activate the machine, and distribute the result. These are more expensive models, but they save a huge amount of time and physical effort.
They are generally smaller and easier to transport than manual models, so they are recommended for those who want to move them with little effort.
Compared to manual mills-which have almost no grinding adjustment options-they have several adjustment options, so you can choose the grinding thickness. It is good to remember that the type of processing also influences the shelf life of the resulting product.

Why choose an electric chicken mill?

Buying an electric grain grinder mill is a smart investment to reduce the expense of farm feed.
Hens find it difficult to eat whole corn kernels, whole broad beans, sharp barley grains, and providing them with such foods in the form in which they are bought risks damaging their digestion, if not actually injuring them.
Such nutrients, however, cost less than other types of feed, and using them saves on the overall expenses of raising hens.

An electric grain mill allows the feed to be reduced into finer, better digestible grains for poultry. In this way, the farmer can make use of the cheapest feed without risking making the hens sick.

The advantages of electric grain mill for hens

  • makes it possible to serve healthy and inexpensive food by making it digestible for poultry;
  • maintains the nutrients in the flour and semolina;
  • gets a good amount of product in relation to the size of the unit;
  • makes it possible to produce healthy food for the hens by themselves;
  • makes feed preparation faster for a large flock;
  • can be used for small and large quantities of feed;
  • allows the protein in the contents to be preserved since it is not heated during processing;
  • does not release dust into the surrounding environmentRiver Systems electric grain mills have all the advantages listed above and are designed to meet the specific needs of farmers. They are 100% Made in Italy and designed to make it easy to grind all types of grain (e.g., rye, oats, corn, millet…) as well as non-oil dry products.They can also be used in domestic settings to grind grains for the preparation of homemade bread and pasta.Available in a galvanized steel version with a double jute bag and in 20-liter and 50-liter bin versions, Mistral electric mills enable the preparation of any ground grain of different fineness for hens, chickens, chicks, rabbits and other types of livestock.

    In addition, because they can be disassembled, they are easy to clean; and when active, they do not interfere with the operation of other electronic equipment, because they are equipped with a noise filter.