Feed-o-Matic 8kg

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Feed-O-Matic Treadle Feeder

4 sizes to suit your requirements: 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 aninwards opening trap door, giving free access to their feed.
  • The operating system is almost silentwhich 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 Peak 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.

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