Poultry Feed-o-matic 12kg
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. For best results, we recommend using this feeder undercover and out of the weather. Minor assembly required upon delivery.
12kg - 345mm wide x 495mm high x 480mm deep - including treadle
Training only takes approx 3 to 5 days. 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 couple of 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.