The Chicken Feeder
Australian Made Australian Owned For Aussie Backyard Chooks
How many chickens can it feed?
An adult chicken will eat 125- 145 grams of feed per day (less if scraps are offered or free ranging).
So for 10 chicken allow about 1.5 kg per day of feed
How does it save feed?
Until a chicken steps onto the treadle of the chicken feeder the feed remains covered and safe from pests in the feed tray.
Will it harm my chickens in any way?
The operation of the feeder cannot harm your chooks due to the small amount of movement when operating.
How do the chickens figure it out?
You need to allow the tray to remain open whilst the chooks become familiar with the treadle. This takes anywhere from 5 – 10 days. You teach one and others will follow.Once the chooks are feeding easily from it, just take it out of ‘training mode
Where do I position the chicken feeder?
The chicken feeder needs to be placed on a flat surface for example a paver, concrete or bricks to keep it sitting flat. Otherwise the hopper feed flow will be compromised.
Remember to keep area underneath the chicken feeder treadle clear, to ensure the feed tray lid opens and closes fully.
Where is the chicken feeder manufactured?
What makes this Feeder so good?
Strong galvanised steel construction. No sharp edges Heavy duty nylon bushed pivoting mechanism. Trialed on our own flock,with modifications made as noted. Water proof.
Won't the rats open the feeder?
In over 20 years of using the feeder , we have never seen a rat open the feed tray. The feeder is weighted for chickens over 500g and a big rat weigh in at about 300g . So unless you have mega rats it should not be an issue, and in fact they will depart once feed is not easily come by.
The chicken feeder comes fully assembled for your convenience. You just need to push the treadle plate from upright position for for ease of transport , to the horizontal for use by chickens. This is easily achieved by simply placing hand on feeder tray lid and pushing down fully. You then need to put feeder into training so that chickens can be trained to use the feeder.
We dispatch our orders on a Tuesday or Wednesday using Sendle Courier Service. Orders are delivered to your home or workplace during business hours. No. Sorry we cannot make a specific time for delivery. Once order with courier service it is outside our control, however you will receive an confirmation email with tracking details. We will , always make every attempt to assist with any courier/freight inquiries.
We are very happy for you to collect your order from us. Please contact us to ensure we are around and that we have available stock . You can order on line and select pickup or pay cash or card at time of collection. You may even get to watch a feeder being made.
Specification : Small Unit | Large Unit
|Weight||7kg empty||9kg empty|
|Feed Capacity||10kg max.||20kg max.|
AWOL chooks leads to outside the box thinking!
Here is Pete explaining what weight is required to open the treadle which give easy access to the feed tray.
Suitable for small bantams through to larger breeds, also suitable for ducks.
For Geese and Turkeys chat with us about extending the treadle step.