If space is a premium in the chicken coop then this mini feeder is the one for you.
The best thing about the Appletons MINI Step On Feeder is that it takes up ONLY half the space of the Appletons Step On Feeder and does the same job. Suitable for all commercial hybrids (brown shavers and hylines), heavy breeds and most light breeds of poultry plus guinea fowl and ducks. This feeder offers dry feed on demand and has a capacity of 6.5kgs. The perfect size for feeding 3 to 4 chickens contained in a small area where space is a premium.
Dimensions: app. 47cm long x 29cm wide x 22cm high (Height when fully open is 40cm)
At one stage here at Appletons we were feeding all the neighbourhood sparrows, mice and rats and it was costing us a fortune. When we moved to using step-on feeders (now 12 years ago!) and got the chooks trained up to use them our feed bill was considerably reduced (by half!) 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 and mouse droppings and easier to keep clean reducing the risk of 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!
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 many of these feeders in use in our runs: some are placed inside in the hen houses and others are placed in the run itself just depending on access for filling. We have had no issues of damp and wet feed. They work efficiently and well both indoors and out.
Love your instructions and the pegs and piece of wood. Our chooks are still learning.
Chooks were a bit scared of it for a start but soon got the hang of it
Very Happy with my purchase,thanks so much
Very quick delivery of goods and chickens seem to love their new feeder!
Working really great!!!