This is our BEST SELLING automatic feeder. We are currently out of stock but expect new stock to arrive early-mid October. You are welcome to pre-order online and we will courier one out to you as soon as our new stock arrives instore. If you need a step on feeder urgently check out our Premier Step On Feeders (they are a great feeder too!) Thank you.
Stop feeding the sparrows and save money!
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 every 3 to 4 days. Suitable for all commercial hybrids (brown shavers and hylines), heavy breeds and most light breeds of poultry plus guinea fowl and ducks. Have even seen some of our ringneck cock pheasant using it! We use these feeders in our poultry runs and find them very effective.
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 12 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!
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 both indoors and out.
Please note this size feeder is not suitable for bantams, we do have it's smaller counterpart available, the Appletons Bantam Step On Feeder, for smaller sized birds. The overall size of the feeding unit is 510mm (width) x 200mm (height) x 470mm (depth). All our step on feeders come with our very own Appletons training instructions which are clear and easy to follow training instructions plus everything you need to get your chickens trained up.
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 need to fit it a small run/coop.
This is our best-selling automatic chicken feeder. It is rat-proof, robust, sturdy and can happily sit outside in the run.
Amazing product - kicking myself for not getting now sooner.
Big thank you to appletons, feeder arrived faster than anticipated (even during lockdown) was expecting to have to put this together but unpacked and it was all ready to go, I was suprised, was larger than I expected--bonus ( I have 2 others 1 smaller that I paid more for & the other is crap with the pellets constantly jamming total rubbish & a waste of my money) My new appletons feeder works easily no jaming of food as it has no stupid corners to go around and is awesome value for money. I dont have to worry about my chickens going hungry thank you for such an easy reliable product & NZ made Well done.
Only been a week but the chooks are already starting to get the hang of it. Seems like it will be an easy transition until it is fully used properly. Great investment as we have rats/mice out in the country and this will definitely help
The hens are still getting used to how it operates, they get pretty spooked when the lid moves as they step on the step. It will be a long process!
Well made tho
Super happy, very friendly service and very fast delivery