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Feed-o-Matic Treadle Feeder

Description

Suitable for all chicken breeds.

4 sizes to suit your requirements: 5kg, 8kg, 12kg and a 20kg capacity

Benefits:

  • 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 is 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 pedal 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. Please note trough and treadle are plastic and not rat proof.
  • For best results, we recommend using this feeder undercover and out of the weather.  

Useful Info on Training

Training takes approximately 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 layer pellets. Dry mash due to its powdery consistency will require regular cleaning out to keep the flow moving. Do not use feeds that contains molasses, neither are they good for your hens they also clog the feeder ie : Chook Tucker. 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

The two smaller sizes are narrower across the front (26cm and 27.5cm) only allowing 1 hen to feed at a time. The two larger sizes are wider (both 34.5cm) which will allow 1 very large hen or two standard sized hens (brown shavers) to feed at the same time.

Minor assembly required upon delivery. 

Download Assembly Manual

Feed-o-Matic Treadle Feeder

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$129.00 Incl. GST

Suitable for all chicken breeds. 4 sizes to suit your requirements: 5kg, 8kg, 12kg and a 20kg capacity Benefits: The unique... Read more

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    Description

    Suitable for all chicken breeds.

    4 sizes to suit your requirements: 5kg, 8kg, 12kg and a 20kg capacity

    Benefits:

    • 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 is 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 pedal 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. Please note trough and treadle are plastic and not rat proof.
    • For best results, we recommend using this feeder undercover and out of the weather.  

    Useful Info on Training

    Training takes approximately 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 layer pellets. Dry mash due to its powdery consistency will require regular cleaning out to keep the flow moving. Do not use feeds that contains molasses, neither are they good for your hens they also clog the feeder ie : Chook Tucker. 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

    The two smaller sizes are narrower across the front (26cm and 27.5cm) only allowing 1 hen to feed at a time. The two larger sizes are wider (both 34.5cm) which will allow 1 very large hen or two standard sized hens (brown shavers) to feed at the same time.

    Minor assembly required upon delivery. 

    Download Assembly Manual

    Customer Reviews

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    Terrie Ranson

    Excellent product for my silkies and now wild birds can eat elsewhere.

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    Chris Diack
    Seadee

    Looks good

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    Lisa Bryant
    Fantastic service

    Prompt delivery. Excellent product. Great communication, and reasonable price.
    My girls love their new feeder. Thank you so much.

    A
    Angie
    Great product

    Easy to use, chooks only took a few days to get the idea on how to use it… keeps everything vermin and water free…

    R
    Rita Fry
    Great Buy Great Feeder

    This is my second Feed-O-Matic Treadle Feeder. For me this is the only way to go, I just love them. So easy and clean to use, keeps out bugs & pests that shouldn’t be there. Comes in various sizes so if you have a large flock or small they are catered for.
    However when installing make sure to position feeder under cover as not totally waterproof. Other then that for me they are a MUST FOR YOUR CHICKENS!!

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    N Wahanui
    Upsidedown

    One of the fitted items fixed by pop rivet was upside down. Caused a bit of frustration.

    A
    Alastair Sutherland
    Happy Hens

    The hens will now be fed , without human interference, for many days

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    Lynne Todorovic

    Took my girls a few days to work it out but they have it down. Less free meals for the sparrows 👍

    R
    Raewyn H
    8kg review.

    Great product. Easy to assemble and works a treat for my 4 chickens. Not slow to work it out but did need some initial guidance. Now my chicken phobic husband does not have feed them when I am away!

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    Cheryl
    Chicken feeder

    Still training the girls to use but a great product so far

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