You might be wondering, is there any chicken feeder that stops waste? The answer is yes, a Dine a Chook Feeder.
Are you time poor? Do you need a chicken feeder to feed the flock for more than a day or two? You need Dine a Chook Feeder in your chicken coop. Our Dine a Chook Large Chicken Feeder Two Pack can feed up to 12 hens for 4 days. Now that’s impressive.
Stop feed waste, save money and get back your time
Only Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders stop food waste instantly. How? Dine a Chook Feeders:
- Prevent feed from spilling onto the ground, where it is wasted
- Keep feed dry, meaning no mold
- Keep feed fresh and free from contaminants
- Remove one of the main attractants for rats and mice: spilled feed
We only use ASA industrial plastic, which means superb durability in the out of doors. It gets better. All Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders are built in Australia, so you know they are made tough. Dine a Chook is now available in the USA with free freight from our California warehouse. That’s our bonus to our US mates.
Large Chicken Feeder Two Pack:
Our Dine a Chook Large Chicken Feeder Two Pack contains 2 ready-to-go, waste-reducing Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders. Each Feeder has the below specifications and features.
- Height: 28″ tall
- Holds: 8.15 pounds/4.7 L of feed, depending on feed type
- Feeds: Up to 6 hens for 4 days
- Engineered rain hood and gutter keep chicken food dry
- Stops feed ending up on the ground
- Works with layer pellets as well as layer mash
- Helps prevent rats and mice by stopping spilled feed
- Secure watertight lid and durable carry handle
- Will never rust
- Rear molded mounting hooks
- Industrial-grade ASA plastic – super tough
- Australian made
- Bonus Mounting Kit (steel brackets and screws for timber or metal)
- Free freight
- Ships from US-based warehouse for quicker delivery
The Feeder that feeds your whole flock, from chickens to ducks
Many feeders only feed one type of bird. Dine a Chook is different. The unique design of our Chicken Feeders can suit the feeding style of many different birds:
- Most roosters
- Guinea fowl
Here’s our favorite: the Billabong Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia, feed their emu with Dine a Chook. How cool is that!
Help stop rats
Whether you have hens in Galveston or out the back of your homestead in Virginia, your coop always seems to attract rodents and rats.
But here’s the deal, the top reason why chicken coops seem to attract rats is not the chickens. It is, in fact, the wasted feed on the ground near the Feeder. The smell for rodents is as irresistible as an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Dine a Chook helps fix this problem by removing spilled and wasted feed. That means less cleaning for you, less attractions for rodents and more money saved on feed!
Stop chicken feed getting wet
Ten years of research and development have created the patented Dine a Chook rain shield and gutter system. Over 50,000 customers in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand benefit every day from not having to replace wet chicken feed.
You work hard for your money. Keep the rain out and stop wasting money on wet feed.
Even after the most torrential rain, your hens will still wake up to fresh, tasty, dry food.
How we stack up to other Feeders
- Stops feed contamination
- Easy to clean
- Reduces feed waste
- Helps stop rats and mice
- Prevents feed from getting wet
- Outlasts all other poultry feeders
Hanging and Bell Feeders:
Hens by their nature will flick feed out of a hanging feeder or bell straight onto the ground. Remember, feed on the ground is an all-you-can-eat buffet for rats and mice. Plus, spilled feed quickly becomes contaminated with faeces, spreading disease and parasites if your chickens do eat it.
Also, hanging and bell feeders use cheap plastic, which ends up as landfill in no time at all. Without UV treatment, plastics deteriorate quickly in the sun.
Treadle feeders are unquestionably better than hanging and bell feeders. We haven’t mentioned open trough feeders because there is no point. But even modern treadle feeders have moving parts that wear out and require replacing. And let’s not forget rust. Even galvanized feeders rust out. If hens are feeding in the rain, the feed gets wet, and few treadle feeders are as effective at reducing spillage and waste as a Dine a Chook Feeder.
Chickens can walk salmonella into their feed. Salmonella is a harmful germ for both chickens and humans alike. A treadle feeder allows chickens to walk on their feed. The Dine a Chook Feeder helps prevent feed contamination by its design. The only part of the chicken which can get to the feed is the beak and head. The feet are unable to walk on the feed. Dine a Chook is the healthiest way for your hens to feed.
You won’t believe how intelligent rats are. They can work as teams to stand on the treadle to open the lid. That’s smart.
The bottom line is, regardless of clever marketing or advertising claims, there is no 100% Rat Proof Feeder. But based on the feedback from our customers, if you use a Dine a Chook Hen Feeder with a good coop management strategy and deal with rodent problems as they arise, chickens and rats don't have to go together.
The difference in our plastic
We use industrial ASA thermoplastic for every Feeder and Drinker. It may look similar to PVC but ASA thermoplastic lasts longer in an outdoor evironment exposed to the elements. Also, it stays glossy and is resistant to cracking or becoming brittle. Top outdoor furniture companies use ASA because of its durability out of doors.
How to use a Dine a Chook Chicken Feeder
Position the Dine a Chook
Installing a Dine a Chook Chicken Feeder is quick and easy with the complementary Mounting Kit. Depending on the surface, you will require a drill and/or screwdriver for installation.
The critical part of installing a Dine a Chook Feeder correctly is the height. You should position the Feeder so that the feeding bay opening is no higher than the neck of your smallest hen. If you have a mixed flock or wish to position the Feeder higher to deter rodents, provide a brick or block as a step. Always monitor your chickens after installation to ensure they can all access the feeding bay.
Dine a Chook Feeders must be installed using the two steel mounting brackets provided. For wire mesh and cages, we recommend purchasing an additional Wire Mesh Mounting Kit and saving yourself a trip to the hardware store. For installation directly on a solid surface such as timber or metal, all you will need is the complementary Mounting Kit and a drill.
Adjust the screw base
The Dine a Chook Large Chicken Feeder has a convenient, removable base that allows for easy cleaning and can be used to adjust the depth of the feeding bay to suit the type of feed and breed of chicken. When you fit your Dine a Chook into position, adjust the removable bottom. In most situations, the screw base should be flush with the base of the Feeder pipe to allow the feed hopper to fill automatically.
Fill with feed
Topping up the Feeder with feed is so easy. Take off the lid, fill, and return the cap.
For the health of your hens, it is important to give them a complete feed. We recommend you use a Pellet feed or Layer mash. Unlike scratch mix, these are scientifically formulated with the essential minerals, vitamins, and proteins that laying hens need for their productivity, nutrition and health.
What does it take to make a Dine a Chook?
Our manufacturing warehouse uses the latest in injection molding technology and tooling to mold every part of the Dine a Chook feeding system. We assemble every unit by hand, inspecting them to ensure they are perfect.
We also have a Small Dine a Chook Automatic Feeder made for chicken coops with height restrictions.
So what are you waiting for? Join the more than 50,000 chicken keepers who are part of the worldwide Dine a Chook family.
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.
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