20kg feeders now have an ETA of July. Available now for PRE-ORDER.
4 sizes to suit your requirements: 5kg, 8kg, 12kg and a 20kg capacity.
Training takes approx. a week. We recommend not feeding the chooks anywhere else or out of any other feeders whilst in training so they learn to use their new feeder. Try placing a stone on the treadle for the first 3 or 4 days so they learn where the food is, then remove the weight and let them learn to stand on the treadle to expose the feed. They will quickly get the hang of it. To keep the best flow into the feed trough we recommend using a small even-sized pellet in these feeders like the Westons Peak layer pellets. Dry mash due to its powdery consistency will require regular cleaning out to keep the flow moving. Please note the slot at the base of the hopper can be adjusted to regulate the flow of feed. We recommend letting your chooks empty it out regularly so the fine dust that builds up with both pellets and mash can be cleaned out.
Dimensions (approximate) :
5kg - 260mm wide x 400mm high x 480mm deep - including treadle
8kg - 275mm wide x 470mm high x 480mm deep - including treadle
12kg - 345mm wide x 495mm high x 480mm deep - including treadle
20kg - 345mm wide x 660mm high x 480mm deep - including treadle
Minor assembly required upon delivery.
Very happy with my Feed-O-Matic feeder, good quality materials, works well to keep out pests and my chickens have found it easy to learn how to use. A++
Great product. The chickens adapted quickly to it.
Great service from Appletons. The feeder arrived on time and communication was great.
Great product ...our chooks didn't take long to get the hang of it.
It was easy to put together, well made and was easy to train our chickens to use. Particularly like that it’s silent so they don’t get scared when stepping onto it!