Are mice a big problem in your area?
Our new Closure Cap for Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders allows you to close off the Feeder at night time to stop mice in their tracks. Although the Dine a Chook Feeder helps to deter rodents by keeping feed off the floor, if rodents have found your coop already they will try anything to get the feed. Our super new Closure Cap locks down your Feeder.
Benefits of the Dine a Chook Closure Cap:
- Fits all Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders
- Clips neatly into the opening of the Feeder
- Can be hung on the front of the Feeder when not in use
- Effectively restricts access to the Feeder opening
- Australian made
- Long-lasting ASA thermoplastic for outdoor use
Designed for overnight use. Chickens are not able to feed while the Closure Cap is in place.
1 x Dine a Chook Closure Cap
Dealing with rodents in the Chicken Coop
No matter what the marketing says, there is no such thing as a "rat proof chicken feeder". If you have rodents in your chicken coop, no Feeder is going to solve the problem alone.
The only way to eliminate rats or mice in the chicken coop is with a baiting or trapping program.
And the only way to keep rodents away from the chicken coop is by ensuring there is nothing there to attract them. What attracts rats and mice to the chicken coop? Easily accessible food.
Spilled feed and leftover scraps are the most common reasons why rats and mice visit the chicken coop. A good coop management program that includes rodent-proofing your coop, ensuring all scraps are cleaned up at the end of the day and incorporates a Waste-Reducing Dine a Chook Feeder can help prevent rodents in the first place.
By keeping feed in the Feeder and off the floor, a Dine a Chook Feeder removes on of the most common attractants for rodents. A nighttime Closure Cap is also recommended further deter rats and mice from discovering your Feeder.
The Dine a Chook Difference
We had chickens long before we started Dine a Chook, and we still do! We understand the problems that backyard chicken keepers face and our goal is to provide solutions.
That is why Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders and Drinkers stand out from the competition: Our products have been extensively tested in Australian backyards, including our own! Our patented innovations and unique design features really work to make backyard chicken keeping easier.
We know how important good coop management is. A clean, dry coop, and uncontaminated feed and water, are essential for poultry health. Our Feeders reduce waste, keeping feed dry and off the floor. And our Waterers keep water clean and prevent spillage.
Dine a Chook Feeders and Drinkers are made in Australia. And we use genuine Lubing Drinker Outlets from Germany because they are the best for poultry. Our products are built to last and come with an exclusive guarantee. Tested in the harsh Australian climate, don’t run over them with a tractor and we bet you won’t need to buy another Feeder or Drinker again!
As a family business, the most important thing to us is our customers. Please contact us if we can help!
All orders ship from our warehouse in Solana Beach, California USA.
Shipping is free to the 48 contiguous US states (and Washington DC) via registered post. Standard shipping rates apply for all other addresses, with shipping fees calculated at check out.
We use a range of carriers, including USPS, UPS and FedEx. Customers will be provided with a tracking number specifying carrier via email after their order has shipped.
Standard shipping takes 3-7 business days on average, and longer for large packages, remote areas and addresses outside of the 48 contiguous states. Shipping times may be affected by holidays, weather events, industrial action and other disruptions beyond our control.
Four Chickens Pty Ltd takes no responsibility for shipping delays and will not be held liable for late or lost deliveries, including but not limited to any loss or damage resulting from delays or inaccurate delivery estimates.
For goods damaged in transit, it is the customer’s responsibility to notify Four Chickens Pty Ltd within 3 days of their receipt as per our Returns Policy (see below). Any transit-related claims made outside of the specified 3-day period will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All decisions made by Four Chickens Pty Ltd in these matters will be final.
3-year Manufacturer's Warranty (Ts & Cs apply)