Available in 4 sizes: 5kg, 8kg, 12kg and a 20kg capacity.
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. Even better, the operating system in almost silent which will not spook extra timid poultry.
Better still - 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 peddle 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. For best results, we recommend using this feeder undercover and out of the weather. Minor assembly required upon delivery.
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
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. We recommend letting your chooks regularly empty it out so the fine dust that builds up with both pellets and mash can be removed.
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
So pleased with this feeder, my chooks learnt how to use it within 5 minutes and my feed wastage is virtually nil. I would highly recommend this product!
Loved it so much we purchased another one. Fantastic product.
awesome.. chickens took to it so easily, now we are able to leave them to feed whilst we take a break
Great product very easy to set up. Highly recommend!!