Feed-O-Matic Treadle Feeder



Feed-O-Matic Treadle Feeder

Available in 4 sizes: 5kg, 8kg, 12kg and a 20kg capacity.

  • The unique treadle operation of this feeder will ensure your poultry has all-day access to their favourite feed.  
  • No risk of injury with the unique treadle system which allows your poultry to walk on to the ramp which activates an inwards opening trap door, giving free access to their feed.
  • The operating system in almost silent which will not spook extra timid poultry. 
  • The feeder can be operated by all poultry big and small from the smallest of bantams to the largest of heavy breeds.
  • The adjustable weight of the peddle allows adjustments for birds as little as 250 grams to open, if this is too light, then simply adjust to one of the 5 different settings. 
  • Built from robust heavy gauge galvanised steel and mouse-proof. They will also work well to keep the sparrow and other wild birds out too. 
  • For best results, we recommend using this feeder undercover and out of the weather. 

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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Fantastic Service & Product 🙂

I was wasting $50/mth on feeding the local wildlife and hopefully my chickens, so needed an auto feeder ASAP. After reviewing different products on the market I decided on the Feed-O-Matic Treadle Feeder for our 8 free range chickens. Great choice, nice and compact. It was easy to put together with great instructions and extra helpful tips too. Very happy and would recommend.

Feed-o-Matic Treadle Feeder

Convenient and clean way to feed my chickens. Just need to train them to use it ! Some of them are wary of the treadle movement.

Feed-O-Matic Treadle Feeder

I got the Auto Feeder soon after I placed the order, I found the Auto Feeder easy to assemble and it works well. It did not take my Chickens long, about 4 days to get used to it.
A very satisfied customer

Feed o Matic

We only have two Plymouth barred rock chickens but it felt like we were feeding all the wild birds as well. With the Feed o Matic treadle feeder it only allows our chooks to eat their feed saving us money. Fantastic product and highly recommended


Very happy with feeder and water trough.. super fast delivery and good instructions