The Australian Fabricated Chicken Feeder

Chicken keeping  is a step towards sustainable simple living.

But, if you are………

  • Sharing your chicken feed with the local mouse, rat & sparrow population?
  • Needing to race home (before chook curfew) just to feed them?
  • Not able to go away for a break without having to ask friends or neighbours to feed your feathered flock?
Well here’s the answer that allows you to enjoy backyard eggs while fitting chicken keeping into the busiest lifestyle.

What is a Treadle Chicken Feeder?

Our treadle operated feeder is essentially a feeding tray with a hopper and a platform mechanism that the chicken stands on, which lifts the lid of the feed tray open, so that the chickens can access feed when they require it.                                                                                                  This style of feeder ensures chicken feed is safe from birds and rodents that are attracted to the pellets, once chickens are asleep or out free ranging.  When choosing your feeder ensure that it well made, no sharp edges and the operating mechanism is robust , safe and it is easy to use for the chickens and yourself.

Watch the review by Alan of Earth Garden Magazine 

Why The Chicken Feeder?

People friendly–easy to set up, clean & maintain.

The operation of the feeder cannot harm your chickens.

A hopper style feeder.

The Feeder is water proof.

No Assembly Required.

Available in 10 & 20 kg models.

Easy training mode system.

Australian owned and fabricated.

Click us for more information

The feeder is a hopper style feeder.

The pellets are stored in the hopper part of the feeder and flow into the feed tray.

The feed once feed tray lid is closed, is fully sealed against rodents.

Premium Quality

We are confident that our the chicken feeder will give many, many years (or generations of Chickens) of service.

Easy to train

Allow the tray to remain open whilst the chooks become familiar with the treadle about 5 – 10 days- teach one and others will follow. Once the chooks are feeding easily from it, just take it out of 'training mode'

the chicken feeder is fabricated by chicken keepers from way back who believe in simple sustainable living.

Save money on feed

Difficult for pests and birds to feed alongside your feeding chickens

Feed Restrictor stops overflow of feed from tray.

Chicken Feeder with anti-scratch grate

Optional anti-sctach grate for when feeding mixed grains with determined chooks.

All feeders come with an inbuilt

Feed Tray Restrictor

The feed tray has a built in restrictor insert which means that feed tray fills up to only a third. We designed it like this as it eliminates the overflow of feed and ensures feed in tray is not flicked out easily.



Add to your Feeder the Anti Scratch Grate Insert

We noted that the habit of flicking or attempting to scratch increases if feeding mixed grains as they search for their favourite grains.

You can add an anti-scratch grate to reduce feed loss through this pick-and-flick activity.

Not usually required if feeding pellets.

Customer Reviews


Thanks so much, it is going to make life a lot less wasteful. It is also lovely to buy something manufactured locally.
It’s wonderful. The chookies got used to it very quickly and the feed is safe from the rats, which don’t even bother to enter the shed anymore. No more yucky ratty piddle and poo either. I no longer need a bin to store the bag of feed in as it fits neatly into the chicken feeder which of course the rats can’t chew through and means more room in the shed.
We are very impressed with the design which appears to be very refined, and also with the workmanship which is very professional’
Len & Marion
Click us chickens for more information