Definition of self-feeder in US English:



  • 1A furnace or machine that renews its own fuel or material automatically.

  • 2A device for supplying food to farm animals automatically.

    • ‘Each pen had slatted metal flooring and contained a stainless steel self-feeder and one nipple waterer to allow ad libitum access to feed and water.’
    • ‘However, the type of self-feeders used in this experiment differed from those used in Experiment 1.’
    • ‘If calves were consuming 1 to 2 kg of forage daily, then the roughage portion of the diet in the self-feeder could be removed to reduce feed cost.’