“Dine-A-Chook”; the beginnings.
A little over a year ago, my wife and I decided to invest in chooks. You already know all the benefits of owning chooks so we do not need to go into that here.
After a couple of weeks of reasonably happy chookdom it became apparent we had only been told the good side of owning chooks. Nobody mentioned the wasted feed, the rats, the rain getting into the feed dispenser and destroying feed, the poor quality of feeders on the market that actually decompose in the north Queensland sun. Our cheap, easy healthy egg supply was again looking like coming from the supermarket.
I was chatting with dad, a retired mechanical engineer who has no interest in chooks, telling him that I was “over the hassle and mess and the chooks were going”. He reminded me how the kids loved them and they would be quite upset if I choose to get rid of them. Dad was visibly upset. He asked me for some chook feed, took a long look at what was happening and home he went.
Now, we have a man with an over active mind, a shed full of tools and nothing else much better to do than save the chooks for the kids.
Prototype after prototype appeared most based on what is already available. He tried, tested and modified working through problem after problem. In frustration, his line of thought changed. Why not put the chook into the feed container rather than take the feed out of the container to give it to the chook. The rest was easy, the basis of “Dine-A-Chook” was born, it works, it is virtually indestructible, it is very cost effective and 99.9% of the feed you put into it goes to your chooks. “Wet-A-Chook” was not far behind. The rest is history.
He has since taken a keen interest just how to feed and water poultry and any other domesticated bird. Many other ideas have come to fruition and are being marketed under our registered brand names “Dine-A-Chook” and “Wet-A-Chook”.
We are also happy to look at any problems you may be having feeding your own birds, whether they be in a small backyard coop or a commercial operation. Sometimes it’s amazing what a mind, not locked into the square can produce.
All our products are handmade by ourselves in Townsville, Nth Queensland, using proven quality materials and are quality controlled (by the old guy). For these reasons, we have no hesitation offering a 100% replacement guarantee. (Do not run over it with the tractor) that is not covered. (Note nipples and cups carry their own manufacturer’s warranty. Dine-a-Chook will cover these parts in line with their manufactures conditions.
We are Biggin Pty Ltd, and we are passionate about finding new ways to develop the best feeding and drinking solutions available for our chooks and yours.
A HOBBY has turned into a business for Rasmussen father, Ryan Biggin, who has manufactured a selfserve feeding system for his chooks. Mr Biggin's recently launched his business Dine-a-Chook which has become an instant hit with recreational chook keepers across Australia. Having operated his business for just six months, the proud entrepreneur recruits an average of 100 new clients each month. Like many before him, Mr Biggin and his wife decided to invest in chooks for a healthy food supply. ``After a couple of weeks of reasonably happy chook ownership it became apparent we had only been told the good side of owning chooks,'' he said. ``Nobody mentioned the wasted feed, the rats, the rain getting into the feed dispenser and the poor quality of feeders on the market that actually decompose in the North Queensland sun. ``Our cheap and easy healthy egg supply was again looking like coming from the supermarket.'' Relaying the problem to his dad, a retired mechanical engineer, the duo decided to look at ways to improve the situation. ``(Dad) asked me for some chook feed, took a long look at what was happening and home he went,'' Mr Biggin recalled. ``Prototype after prototype appeared most based on what is already available and in frustration, his line of thought eventually changed. ``The rest was easy, the basis of Dine-A-Chook was born, it works, it is virtually indestructible, it is very cost effective and 99.9 per cent of the feed you put into it goes to your chooks.''
Mr Biggin sells a range of 20 chook feeders which can be purchased via his website www.dineachook.com.au