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Mini Step On Feeder 6kg | Appletons

Description

Best auto feeder for small spaces!

If space is a premium in the chicken coop then this mini feeder is the one for you¬†ūüė䬆
The best thing about the Appletons MINI Step On Feeder is that it takes up ONLY half the space of the Appletons Large Step On Feeder and does the same job.

Benefits:

  • For chook keepers¬†with¬†3 to¬†4 hens.¬†Remember an average laying hen eats app. 130 - 140g of layer pellets a day so the consumption vs when you need to fill it¬†
  • Suitable for¬†all standard sized birds¬†(brown shavers and hylines),¬†heavy breeds¬†and some larger light breeds¬†(leghorns.)
  • This brilliant step-on auto chicken feeder holds approximately 6kg.
  • Hens are foragers and do best eating little and often throughout the day so feed on demand works best.
  • Reduces hierarchy in flocks ensuring all birds get enough feed which results in happy hens and better egg production.
  • Vermin-proof: Keeps¬†out rats, mice and sparrows ensuring your poultry feed is not contaminated.
  • Keeps feed clean and helps to reduce the worm burden.
  • Ideal for busy people that are not always home early in the morning and late afternoon to feed their hens and those of us that go away for weekends.
  • Reduces feed wastage and saves money. Open feeders can lose up to 40% of feed to sparrows and other birds.
  • NZ made - supporting local NZ business
  • The unit is made from aluminium with alloy rivets, plated steel hinges, nuts and bolts so it keeps working in adverse weather.
  • Includes our very own Appletons training instructions which are clear and easy to follow. Training is very important and best not to be rushed or shortened.¬†
  • Chickens need to be POL (point of lay) 18+ weeks of age and older for training.

Dimensions: app. 30cm (long) x 46cm (wide) x 22cm (height) (Height when fully open is 40cm)

What Size is Best?

The large step on feeder or mini step on feeder?
The large size is more suitable for a larger walk-in hen house especially if you plan to position the feeder inside the hen house or outside in the poultry run (protected from the weather) where there is plenty of space. The large step on is twice as wide as the mini and therefore offers more hens the opportunity to feed at once (+ it also holds more food.) The mini 6kg version is perfect for smaller flocks living in movable chicken coops where the footprint of the coop is small and space is a premium. Using two mini step on feeders in a larger flock (instead of one large one) can work well as two feeding stations can dissipate any possible dominance over the feeder by a bossy hen/s and also help when introducing new birds.

The perfect solution for those that keep 3 to 4 chooks in a mobile chicken coop like the Ultimate Coop on Wheels or the Eglu Cube Chicken Coop.

"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!" Fionna Appleton

Mini Step On Feeder 6kg | Appletons

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$189.00 Incl. GST

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    Description

    Best auto feeder for small spaces!

    If space is a premium in the chicken coop then this mini feeder is the one for you¬†ūüė䬆
    The best thing about the Appletons MINI Step On Feeder is that it takes up ONLY half the space of the Appletons Large Step On Feeder and does the same job.

    Benefits:

    • For chook keepers¬†with¬†3 to¬†4 hens.¬†Remember an average laying hen eats app. 130 - 140g of layer pellets a day so the consumption vs when you need to fill it¬†
    • Suitable for¬†all standard sized birds¬†(brown shavers and hylines),¬†heavy breeds¬†and some larger light breeds¬†(leghorns.)
    • This brilliant step-on auto chicken feeder holds approximately 6kg.
    • Hens are foragers and do best eating little and often throughout the day so feed on demand works best.
    • Reduces hierarchy in flocks ensuring all birds get enough feed which results in happy hens and better egg production.
    • Vermin-proof: Keeps¬†out rats, mice and sparrows ensuring your poultry feed is not contaminated.
    • Keeps feed clean and helps to reduce the worm burden.
    • Ideal for busy people that are not always home early in the morning and late afternoon to feed their hens and those of us that go away for weekends.
    • Reduces feed wastage and saves money. Open feeders can lose up to 40% of feed to sparrows and other birds.
    • NZ made - supporting local NZ business
    • The unit is made from aluminium with alloy rivets, plated steel hinges, nuts and bolts so it keeps working in adverse weather.
    • Includes our very own Appletons training instructions which are clear and easy to follow. Training is very important and best not to be rushed or shortened.¬†
    • Chickens need to be POL (point of lay) 18+ weeks of age and older for training.

    Dimensions: app. 30cm (long) x 46cm (wide) x 22cm (height) (Height when fully open is 40cm)

    What Size is Best?

    The large step on feeder or mini step on feeder?
    The large size is more suitable for a larger walk-in hen house especially if you plan to position the feeder inside the hen house or outside in the poultry run (protected from the weather) where there is plenty of space. The large step on is twice as wide as the mini and therefore offers more hens the opportunity to feed at once (+ it also holds more food.) The mini 6kg version is perfect for smaller flocks living in movable chicken coops where the footprint of the coop is small and space is a premium. Using two mini step on feeders in a larger flock (instead of one large one) can work well as two feeding stations can dissipate any possible dominance over the feeder by a bossy hen/s and also help when introducing new birds.

    The perfect solution for those that keep 3 to 4 chooks in a mobile chicken coop like the Ultimate Coop on Wheels or the Eglu Cube Chicken Coop.

    "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!" Fionna Appleton

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    Donna Williamson
    Happy Free Rangers

    We only have a few completely free range chooks and they have taken quite a while (months) to get used to standing on the ledge and being ok with the lid flipping up. We still have one chicken that won't stand on it so she waits for her friend to come along and stand on it for her but we are hoping she will eventually stand on it in time. Overall, once the chickens do use it, it is brilliant as like others have said we are no longer feeding all the sparrows in the country side and therefore are not going through as much feed.

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    Rach D
    Chichen Feeder

    well made excellent value for money

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    Robyn Herk

    Appletons Mini Step On Feeder 6kg

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    Adrienne Lopdell

    It would be better without the blue plastic all over it. Difficult to get off. I would prefer a few scratches to the plastic cover which didn't entirely prevent scratches. Otherwise appears very good product

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    Delwyn Rondon
    Mini Step on Feeder 6 kg

    Awesome product. Our four chooks are all trained to use it now. We have no other bird problems stealing chook feed and it will keep out any potential rodents as well.

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    Tarn

    This is the best idea for eliminating wild birds from eating all your chicken feed!!

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    Robert Nees

    Love your instructions and the pegs and piece of wood. Our chooks are still learning.

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    Leo Hawkins
    mini feeder

    Chooks were a bit scared of it for a start but soon got the hang of it

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    Turners

    Very Happy with my purchase,thanks so much

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    Sarah
    Chicken Feeder

    Very quick delivery of goods and chickens seem to love their new feeder!

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