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Here at the Chicken Feeder we are all about making chicken keeping as easy as possible.

Urban backyard chickens

Chickens have been an integral part of our life for 20 years. We have laughed, cried, said hello & goodbye and learned so much.

The main heads up we can give you is that with chickens, your veggie garden increases, you start seriously thinking about where food comes from (and for some reason you start dreaming of bees & goats!!, or is that just us ?).

Chickens will become part of your daily life, BUT set them up in a way that works for your backyard & lifestyle.

Keeping chickens is a lifestyle not a chore.

Oh and yes, chicken keeping can be addictive.


Chicken keeping is a step towards sustainable living.

BUT, if you are.........

* Sharing your chicken feed with the local mouse, rat & sparrow population?

* Needing to race home (before chook curfew) just to feed them?

* Not able to go away for a break without having to ask friends or neighbours to feed your feathered flock?

Well here's the answer that allows you to enjoy backyard eggs while fitting chicken keeping into the busiest lifestyle.

Download our FREE guides;

Backyard Chickens Things to Consider….
What do chickens eat and drink?
Why Keep Backyard Chickens? 

The Chicken Feeder logo.

As for the feeder, it’s wonderful. The chookies got used to it very quickly and the feed is safe from the rats, which don’t even bother to enter  the shed anymore. No more yucky ratty piddle and poo either. I no longer need a bin to store the bag of feed in as it fits neatly into the chicken feeder which of course the rats can’t chew through and means more room in the shed - Yvette, QLD
Thanks so much, it is going to make life a lot less wasteful. It is also lovely to buy something manufactured locally - Karen, VIC
We are very impressed with the design which appears to be very refined, and also with the workmanship which is very professional - Len & Marion, Bateman Bay, NSW


Why Keep Backyard Chickens?

  1. You can be a food producer!
    The local food movement is flourishing, and by keeping backyard chickens you can take pride in being a food producer and not just a consumer.
  2. You know exactly where your eggs come from!
    When you raise your own eggs and/or meat you know what the animal ate, its living conditions, and how it was treated.
  3. You can eat fresh!
    Fresh foods simply taste better and eggs are no exception.  Combine chicken keeping with a vegetable garden and you’ll never look at store bought eggs & produce the same way.
  4. You can fertilize your garden!
    Chicken poop is high in nitrogen and great for your compost pile.  Give your vegetable garden the nutrient boost it needs.
  5.  You can practice natural pest control!
    Got cockroaches, grubs, or any other pest you don’t want in your yard or garden? Chickens are great at controlling certain pests naturally- no need to put down nasty chemicals.  And yes- chickens will even eat mice!
  6. You will be entertained!
    Just like cats and dogs, chickens have personalities and can be great companions.
  7. You will make new friends!
    An unintended consequence of backyard chicken keeping is meeting new people. Attend a chicken class, participate in a chicken house tour and get involved with local chicken groups in your area.


Buy online now for delivery to your door - assembled and ready to use!
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  SAVE - Buy the chicken feeder and the chicken drinker together - get the chicken drinker for only $40
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The Basics of the chicken feeder are

the chicken feeder is a hopper style feeder

the chicken feeder is water proof

the chicken feeder has an easy training mode system

the chicken feeder comes in 10 & 20 kg models

the chicken feeder is owned by chicken lovers from way back who believe in sustainability

Made in Australia by experienced sheet metal fabricators and perfected over 15 years of use, the quality of this unit has been thoughtfully considered and designed well.

This hopper style treadle feeder will save you money on feed and stop risk of contaminants from wild birds and rodents entering your feed.

The operation of the feeder cannot harm your chickens and is suitable for small bantam sizes through to larger birds. Includes instructions on training and requires little maintenance.

Make an investment for your flock.

100% Australian made & owned


More in depth Facts......

The Chicken Feeder by KrugersHow many chickens can it feed?

An adult hen will eat 125- 145grams of feed per day (less if scraps are offered or free ranging).
So for 10 hens allow about 1.5 kg per day in the chicken feeder

How much feed does it hold?

Large: Holds up to 20 kg of feed
Small: Holds up to 10kg of feed

How does it work?

Until a chicken steps onto the plate of the chicken feeder the feed remains covered and safe from pests.

Will it harm my chickens in any way?

The operation of the feeder cannot harm your chooks due to the small amount of movement when operating.

How do the chickens figure it out?

You need to allow the tray to remain open whilst the chooks become familiar with the treadle.

This takes anywhere from 5 – 10 days. You teach one and others will follow.

Once the chooks are feeding easily from it, just take it out of ‘training mode.

Where do I position the chicken feeder?

the chicken feeder needs to be placed on a flat surface​ for example a paver, concrete or bricks to keep it sitting flat.

This will ensure the flow of feed in not compromised.

We recommend that the chicken feeder is positioned out of the sun to ensure that the feed does not go stale or rancid

Remember to keep area underneath the chicken feeder clear.

Where is the chicken feeder manufactured?

Krugers Sheetmetal logo

the chicken feeder is manufactured by Krugers Sheetmetal Pty Ltd in Meredith,Victoria, Australia (


The Chicken Feeder treadle action

Now to the Specifications...

  • Strong galvanised Steel construction.
  • Heavy duty nylon bushed pivoting mechanism.
  • Wall mounting brackets & Training insert included.
The  Small
The Large

Height 480mm 480mm
Width 350mm 610mm
Depth 500mm 500mm
Weight 7kg empty 9kg empty
Feed Capacity 10kg max. 20kg max.

the chicken feeder concept is based on a design from the 1930’s that was still going strong many years later.

We have manufactured a quality feeder, and are confident that our the chicken feeder will
give many, many years (or generations of Chickens) of service.


  • Slanted top so chooks can’t sit on their ‘lunch box’ and soil it.
  • Feed remains free of droppings.
  • Difficult for pests to feed alongside your feeding chickens.
  • Less maintenance but should be kept clean, as with any feeder.
  • Learning period very short due to the small amount of movement when operating.
  • The operation of the feeder cannot harm your chickens.
  • People friendly–easy to set up, clean & maintain.
  • The wire treadle designed to stay clean — does not collect the mess chooks leave behind.
  • The small the chicken feeder  is recommended for Bantams or for a small flock.
  • Not suitable for chicks as they do not weigh enough to move the treadle and are not tall enough to reach the feed tray.
  • Suitable for mixed grain or pellets.
  • All workmanship guaranteed (for normal use by chickens).

How the Chicken Feeder works pictorial

Where Can I Buy One?

At local markets...

Check our Facebook page to see when we will be in your area.

On line...

Buy online now for delivery to your door - assembled and ready to use!
* Size:

  SAVE - Buy the chicken feeder and the chicken drinker together - get the chicken drinker for only $40
* Size:

Direct from the Factory...

To organise pick-up or delivery;

  • Pop in to see us at Old Wool Shed Green Tent Rd Meredith 3333, Victoria (phone ahead first to make sure we have stock available if you want one straight away).
  • Phone us on mobile 0409 027 359, Kerrie or Peter 0419 539 162  telephone orders welcome. Credit card details can be accepted over the phone.
  • Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How Much?

Small (10kg) : $215.00

Large (20kg) : $245.00

Please allow up to 10 working days from order date for delivery/pickup.

Payment method

Cash Direct Deposit
Credit Card    Processed by Paypal
(Visa/Mastercard, or your own Paypal account if you have one)
Cheque (by arrangement)

Postage & Handling

Delivery fee estimate available at cart - add what you'd like to the cart, and on the first checkout page you can enter your state & postcode for an instant delivery quote.


Please see our "Terms of Agreement" for more information on our returns policy.


the chicken feeder comes fully assembled for your convenience.

The Chicken Feeder in action

Still not sure ? 

then feel free to call us for a chat - contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or phone or txt  mobile 0409 027 359 Kerrie or 0419 539 162 Peter