Appletons Large Step On Feeder 12kg



Appletons Large Step On Feeder 12kg

Stop feeding the sparrows, rats and mice and keep your chicken feed clean 😊

  • This brilliant step-on chicken feeder holds a decent amount of feed - 12kg.
  • Ideal if you have 4 or more hens or only top up your feeder weekly.
  • Perfect if you have a small flock and enjoy going away for an occasional weekend as the chooks will have access to feed 24/7.
  • Hens are foragers and do best eating little and often throughout the day so feed on demand works best.
  • Ideal for busy working people that are not always home early in the morning and late afternoon to feed their hens.

    Step on feeders reduce hierarchy in flocks ensuring all birds get enough feed which results in happy hens and better egg production. Step on feeders keep out rats, mice and sparrows ensuring your poultry feed is not contaminated. Clean feed helps to reduce the worm burden. Auto feeders save time and in the long run, less feed is wasted so save money!

    Suitable for all commercial hybrids (brown shavers and hylines), heavy breeds and most larger light breeds of poultry plus guinea fowl and ducks. The unit is made out of aluminium with alloy rivets, plated steel hinges, nuts and bolts so it keeps working in adverse weather. We have had no issues with damp or wet feed. They work efficiently both indoors and out. All our step on feeders include our very own Appletons training instructions which are clear and easy to follow.

    Dimensions: App. 50cm (width) x 20cm (height) x 48cm (depth).

    Light Sussex Hens Eating from Large Step on Feeder

    This is our best-selling automatic chicken feeder. It's rat-proof, robust, sturdy and can happily sit outside in the run.

     "At one stage we were feeding all the neighbourhood sparrows, mice and rats and it was costing us a fortune. When we moved to these step-on feeders (now 16 years ago!) and got the chooks trained to use them our feed bill was considerably reduced and the feed now stays clean and is no longer contaminated with mouse/sparrow droppings. Plus our chook houses are also now free of sparrow droppings and easier to keep clean reducing risk from contamination like salmonella and other diseases carried by the wild birds and rodents. Definitely worth the investment. It will pay for itself in no time!"

    Please note this size feeder is not suitable for bantams, we do have the Appletons Bantam Step On Feeder for smaller sized birds.
    Our Appletons Mini Step On Feeder is identical to our Large Step On Feeder but only half the width - ideal if you have a smaller flock of 3 to 5 standard-sized hens and/or need to fit it in a small run/coop.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 33 reviews
    Well made and good advice

    A great, sturdy feeder. Exactly what I wanted. The team at Appleton's are great too and happy to give advice.

    Water and feeder

    Pur chooks are really taking some training with feeder...we guess its because they are older birds!!

    Stepon feeder

    I love this for my chickens as I know they will never be hungry. They just help themselves when they need it. It didn't take them long to learn to stand on step to open lid.

    Large step on feeder

    Feeder working ok so far. Still early days as the chickens are still getting used to it! Good sturdy construction.

    Step on chook feeder

    yes arrived with in days good service top product hens happy no longer feeding the sparrows which were eating more
    than my girls

    keith hutchison