Stop feeding the sparrows, rats and mice and keep your chicken feed clean 😊
Step on feeders reduce hierarchy in flocks ensuring all birds get enough feed which results in happy hens and better egg production. Step on feeders keep out rats, mice and sparrows ensuring your poultry feed is not contaminated. Clean feed helps to reduce the worm burden. Auto feeders save time and in the long run, less feed is wasted so save money!
Suitable for all commercial hybrids (brown shavers and hylines), heavy breeds and most larger light breeds of poultry plus guinea fowl and ducks. 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 had no issues with damp or wet feed. They work efficiently both indoors and out. All our step on feeders include our very own Appletons training instructions which are clear and easy to follow.
Dimensions: App. 50cm (width) x 20cm (height) x 48cm (depth).
"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!"
Please note this size feeder is not suitable for bantams, we do have the Appletons Bantam Step On Feeder for smaller sized birds.
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/or need to fit it in a small run/coop.
Excellent product. Hens caught on very quickly.
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