Your choice of feed is probably one of the most important decisions you will make. Often people will spend a lot of money on birds , houses and set up, to then over look the importance of your poultry feed. Remember what goes in comes out! If you are having birds for egg production then you want your eggs to be tasty and good quality. If you want your birds for admiring you want their coats to be gleaming! I have tried many products over the years but I am now using Fancy Feed products on all my birds. They have a range suitable for all poultry keepers. I use their breeder and show pellets for my adult stock but they also have a really good layers pellet for people that don't need the extra nutrients for showing or breeding! I especially love the fact that the pellets are smaller than the others on the market - perfect for my lovely little bantams.
When buying feeders for your birds always buy a bigger container than you think you will need. At first it may seem a novelty filling up the containers each day but in the cold and wet weather in the winter it may not be quite a novelty! Ideally a container should hold enough feed for a few days. At the same time don't buy a container so large that it will store a month's food as it will encourage mould to develop on any damp feed and you will cause health issues with your birds! Site the feed in a dry place - inside the coop if room to discourage wild birds and vermin helping themselves. Outside if necessary but ensure it is kept dry - you can buy feeders with 'rainhoods' which creates a canopy over the feeder.
I sell a selection of my favourite feeders and drinkers - I have made the mistakes over the years so you don't have to! Buy the best you can afford they offer much better value over the years.