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Everything about Buying a Chicken Feeder

Dine A Chook Automatic Chicken Feeders set the Standard.

From humble beginnings, the Dine A Chook Chicken Feeder has become the top selling Chook Feeder in Australia. The modern Dine A Chook Feeder is revolutionary in design and engineering. Australian Made Quality designed to work. The Patented System has been tried and tested to ensure it does the job. 

Quality Features that set it apart from Cheaper Feeders include:

  • Reduced Feed Wastage by preventing Chickens from Raking and thrashing. 
  • Unique Rain Hood and Gutter system helps prevent food from getting wet even in the biggest downpours. 
  • Built in Mounting System for easy fixing to Wood and Metal.
  • Clever design helps deter rats and rodents. Combined with Good Coop Management this system is one of the best ways to make the Chicken run Rodent Proof. 
  • Australian Made PVC which is UV treated for years of durability in the sun. 
  • Dine A Chook Feeders are the only 100% Australian Made Chicken feeder. Manufactured and Constructed in Australia. 
  • no moving parts or rusting screws.
  • Easy to instal and maintain.

Dine A Chook CEO Ryan Biggin with Injection Molding Tools


What is the Best Chicken Feeder?

The Best Type of Chicken Feeder is one which offers low maintenance. The design should also reduce feed Wastage. The manufacturing should be water tight to the feed is not water damaged in the rain. It should help lower rodent problems. Dine A Chook Feeders tick all these boxes plus more. When you buy a Dine A Chook Feeder you are buying the best. Over 50,000 Feeders sold to customers World Wide, gives you confidence in the Quality of the Dine A Chook Brand.

What size do I need?

The patented Dine a Chook Chicken Feeder comes in two sizes:

  • 3.5 litres, measuring 540 mm in height
  • 4.7 litres. measuring 720 mm tall 

The only difference between these feeders is the height.

The smaller, 3.5 L Dine a Chook feeder was designed for areas with a height restriction. This would include most chicken tractors and many imported coops. An easy guide, if you can't walk inside then the 3.5lt feeder is ideal. 

The 4.7 L feeder holds approximately 1 kilogram more food than the smaller feeder and we recommend it wherever height is not a restriction.

How many Chicken Feeders do I need?

One to two birds can use our feeder at any one time. Chickens usually take turns to feed so the food portal is ideal for them. With chickens the main thing is they have access to food all day long and our Feeder manages this. 

Our suggestion is to purchase one feeder for every 6-8 birds. This helps ensure that dominant birds do not prevent weaker ones from feeding.

Our 3.5 Litre Automatic Chicken Feeder should comfortably feed 4 chickens for 4 days. This of course depends on the breed and also the time of year. Keep in mind if the Chickens are getting other treats like mealworms, scratch as well as kitchen scraps.

Can I use a Dine a Chook Chicken Feeder for other poultry?

Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders are perfect for use with all types of backyard poultry. Simply adjust the mounting height to suit. Our customers also recommend using Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders as:

  • Duck feeders
  • Turkey feeders
  • Guinea fowl feeders
  • Goose feeders
  • And more!

One of our customers even uses her Dine a Chook Feeder as a Rabbit Feeder!

Are Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders Rat-Proof?

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a rat-proof chicken feeder.

However the Dine a Chook No-Waste Chicken Feeders are rodent-resistant. The design stops easy access by rats. Also, reducing feed waste off the chicken coop floor than a standard feeder, you are no longer providing vermin with a food source. In combination with good coop management, our chicken feeders may deter rats. 

How Dine a Chook Feeders reduce waste?

Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders reduce wasted feed. This saves you money so they are a smart investment. The difference is in the specially engineered feeding bay. 

Clever design of the Dine a Chook feeder means your chicken must insert its head into the feeding bay. Restricted neck movement helps stop feed spillage.

We outfit our patented feeding bay with horizontal and also vertical paddles. These help prevent raking as well as sideways thrashing. This silo-inspired design effectively prevents chickens from spilling feed on the ground, reducing waste and the cost of keeping hens.

Are Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders waterproof?

Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders are watertight. Made from snap-together PVC parts, our feeders will not leak in wet weather. The patented rain-hood as well as gutter system stops feed getting wet. The hood provides feed shelter and redirects run-off away from the feeder

Unbeatable Warranty. 

 Buy with confidence. With no moving parts, glue or screws that will go rusty, our feeders will outlast the competition. The Commercial grade, UV treated PVC is made to last. You will never need to replace our feeder under normal use conditions. Dine a Chook guarantees our Chicken Feeder parts for 10 years. Should the parts fail in this time, which they won’t, we will replace it.

Tested extensively in heavy rain and tropical storms, our feeders are practically all-weatherproof!