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June 26, 2023 3 min read

If you're an urban orpoultry farmer in Australia, you understand the importance of providing your chickens with a high-quality, durable and convenient chicken feeder. In this blog, we dive into the world of automatic opening Treadle Feeders and explore the remarkable benefits of the Bainbridge Treadle Feeder

What is a Treadle Feeder?

Treadle Feeders are cleverly designedpoultry feeding systems that open automatically - providing a hands-free approach to feeding your flock. They consist of a platform or treadle that opens up when the chicken steps on it, revealing the food inside. As the chicken steps off, the treadle closes, preventing other animals like rats and birds from accessing the feed. This mechanism helps reduce waste, prevent rat infestations, and keeps the feed clean and dry.


Rat-proofing a Chicken Coop: Are Treadle Feeders Rat-Proof? 

Rats are a constant cause for concern for chicken keepers, and for good reason. These pests can cause damage to farm supplies, facilities and crops. Thankfully, Bainbridge Treadle Feeders are specifically designed to keep rats away. These feeders incorporate features that prevent rats and other pests from accessing the feed. The weight requirement to open the feeder ensures that only chickens can activate the treadle, making it impossible for rats to gain entry. 

Are Automatic Opening Treadle Feeders Messy?
It’s no surprise that chickens can cause a mess if left to their own devices, so it’s crucial that feeding time isn’t too chaotic. Treadle Feeders are equipped with a lid that prevents spillage, while a grate above the feed prevents messy raking. This means your flock won't be able to scatter their feed all over the coop floor. Not to mention, lesschook food is wasted! 

Automatic Chicken Feeders: Benefits of the Bainbridge Treadle Feeder

The Bainbridge Treadle Feeder boasts exceptional features and a thoughtful design. Here are just some of the benefits that make it the go-to choice for chicken keepers:

  • Durability and Longevity: Crafted from high-quality, heavy-duty materials, the Bainbridge Treadle Feeder is built to last. Its robust construction can withstand the rigors of daily use, ensuring that you get the most out of your investment.
  • Adjustable Feed Flow: Customising the amount of feed dispensed is a breeze with the Bainbridge Treadle Feeder. Its adjustable flow control allows you to regulate the amount of feed released, preventing wastage and providing your chickens with optimal nutrition.
  • Weather-Resistant Design: With unpredictable weather conditions, it's crucial to protect your chicken feed from moisture. The Bainbridge Treadle Feeder incorporates weather-resistant features, keeping the feed dry and fresh, no matter the season.
  • Easy to Clean and Maintain: Cleaning up after your flock shouldn't be a hassle. Bainbridge Treadle Feeders are designed for easy maintenance, with removable components that make cleaning a breeze. Spend less time cleaning and more time doing the important stuff.
  • Safe and Secure: The safety of your chickens is paramount, and the Bainbridge Treadle Feeder ensures just that. Its carefully engineered design prevents accidental trapping or injury, making it a safe and secure feeding option for your feathered friends.
  • Aussie Owned and Operated: Bainbridge is a well-renowned Australian owned and operated company with a rich family heritage and a deep understanding of their partner retailers' needs. Since 1922, this company’s commitment to quality products, exceptional customer service, and efficient supply chain has set it apart in the industry. 

When it comes to convenient and efficient chicken feeding solutions, the Bainbridge Treadle Feeder ticks all the boxes. From its pest-proof qualities to its durability, adjustable feed flow, weather resistance, and ease of maintenance, this feeder truly stands out from the rest. Contact us today to chat more about yourchicken feed needs, the team atBrookies Rural Traders are always here to help!