Available in 4 sizes: 5kg, 8kg, 12kg and a 20kg capacity.
Training takes approx. 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 Peak layer pellets. Dry mash due to its powdery consistency will require regular cleaning out to keep the flow moving. 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
Minor assembly required upon delivery.
Very happy with feeder and water trough.. super fast delivery and good instructions
Very happy with the feed-o-matic
Got this so we could go away without stressing about our two chickens. They got the hang of it in no time. Highly recommend.
The product is well made and easy to put together. Perhaps I should have made further investigation into the width of it because I was expecting it to be accessible to me than one chicken at a time which it isn't. I am disappointed in myself for not checking that before I spent such a large amount of money on a 2nd feeder