The Chooketeria is a one step self-service feeder that allows chickens the freedom to feed themselves anytime without human supervision or intervention.
An ingenious trough system provides ample space for multiple chooks to eat at once, with features to ensure your chook's safety. Reminiscent of a kitchen pedal bin, hungry chooks simply step onto a foot 'pedal', which swings open the troughs aluminium lid to expose fresh chicken feed inside. Once the chooks step off, the lid closes shut automatically to keep vermin, bugs and weather out. This means you can leave the property for a few days and return to happy, healthy chickens. Can hold approximately 5kgs of feed, meaning that at 125gms of pellets a day per hen, a full Chooketeria should last 8 hens up to 5 days.
Designed and manufactured in Dairy Flat, Auckland.
- Holds approximately 5kgs
- Single Trough Self Service Poultry Feeder
- Quick and easy training programme
- Keeps food dry in all weather conditions
- Saves money by keeping out wild birds and rodents
- Chooks feed themselves, even while you're away
- Made to last: aluminium construction with stainless steel fasteners
- Proudly designed and manufactured in New Zealand
Dimensions (with lid closed): 345mm x 515mm x 190mm (DxWxH)
Dimensions (with lid open): 345mm x 515mm x 350mm (DxWxH)
Need a new design
3 months ago2021-03-03T19:12:30+00:00
I was sceptical about the design before I bought it, but I needed something. It's been well over a year and the chooks still don't know how to use it when it is completely closed. Because I need to keep it open a bit still, the other birds and mice get in and the food spreads everywhere. It needs a longer step plate (I tried to extend it during the initial training process but that didn't help). The only good thing about it is the sturdy construction and I can keep a lot of food out at once.
Excellent chook feeder!
4 months ago2021-01-14T19:43:36+00:00
Works well. Defeats the hungry sparrows. Chickens have figured it out very quickly.
Present to family
4 months ago2021-01-11T23:58:32+00:00
Reports from our son are that the chookeria has made life much easier. The hens learnt how to work it within days and now if you visit the hens you are likely to find heaps of eggs as no one has needed to go near them! They have 5 hens which seems a good number for this system.
Product is good
5 months ago2021-01-01T20:13:56+00:00
The chooketeria works as advertised. I am feeding at lot less wild birds however we have never got to full operation as without being able to see the food not all the chickens have learned to use it. John
5 months ago2020-12-26T20:51:38+00:00
Works well! And being aluminium nothing is going to rust! Also means smaller birds aren't eating all their food. Just Takes a bit to teach the chickens to use it.
5 months ago2020-12-12T02:13:28+00:00
Looks great quality but the pedal to step on to open the lid is way too little for my chickens. I guess is great for small size chickens with shorter claws. Also to get right the tightness of the screws that keeps the lid opening and closing is tricky. It’s a fine product but we haven’t had the time to get it right. Definitely we need to add to the pedal so the chickens can stand on properly not only fingers on.
6 months ago2020-11-16T20:39:27+00:00
I'm having a bit of trouble getting this to fall shut after the hens have fed. My neighbours have had one for years with no problems so it should work well.
6 months ago2020-11-13T18:01:32+00:00
This feeder has made life easier for us and our hens. Less food waste as the hens eat when they are hungry and other birds aren’t getting a free feed. We can go away for a weekend without worrying about who will feed the hens.
8 months ago2020-10-02T21:22:12+00:00
Best Buy ever no more sparrows, magpies getting a free meal or rats.
Great well made product!
8 months ago2020-09-29T21:03:44+00:00
Great well made product with easy instructions for someone new to having chickens.
8 months ago2020-09-25T08:04:32+00:00
Sturdy, well constructed. Chooks got the hang of it fairly quickly.
8 months ago2020-09-16T06:39:00+00:00
Very disappointed in this product as chooks totally put off by the noise and sharp edges. Will not go near it. Needs quite a bit of upgrading. Why not put the same rubber that is on base on edges of lid. Also needs side protection to stop chickens accessing food from there and having the lid shut on their necks. Needs training screws so chooks can get used to it. Not value for money at all and I would not recommend this product, spend more and get a quality product. Thought because it was NZ made that it would be alot better.
8 months ago2020-09-15T20:02:56+00:00
Very good product. Followed instructions to get bantam crosses to use it. They took to it well. Made life easier as only the chickens accessing the food. Brilliant:)
Great feeder, keeps pests out
9 months ago2020-09-03T01:55:06+00:00
My chooks figured out the feeder quickly. It came with solid instructions for teaching them. I had a million wax eyes and was starting to get rats but seems to have sorted the problem.
9 months ago2020-08-28T23:21:05+00:00
Great chook feed.
9 months ago2020-08-25T19:37:29+00:00
Doesn’t work that well. Lid either stays open or doesn’t open wide enough. Needs to be on very flat ground, concrete base.
9 months ago2020-08-09T08:03:49+00:00
Good product. Well made.
Best buy chookateria
10 months ago2020-07-12T21:20:07+00:00
I had trouble with mice and rats eating the chook food, now with my new chookateria I no longer have this issue. Took the chooks a week to get used to the metallic noise, but after I put some window no more draughts tape around the lid they are now happy scare free chooks. The money I sent on the chookateria has been saved in the chook food I was losing to predators. Thanks Trade Tested!!
10 months ago2020-07-11T03:05:25+00:00
This is great. Chooks learned to use very quickly. Feed stays dry and doesn't tip over
11 months ago2020-06-23T19:47:36+00:00
Good. But one of the screws that was already placed before assembly self loosened causing one side of the lid to collapse. Luckily was able to find the screw and washer in the grass. Has been good ever since. Best put on to a solid surface - ours is on pavers.
Great product - required tiny modification
about 1 year ago2020-04-27T01:50:08+00:00
This mostly works great, but lid didn't open quite far enough. Added a screw to the footplate so that the footplate is always horizontal which means lid now opens a good amount when chooks stand on it. Would be better suited for less chooks than we have. Ideally <5 chooks.
about 1 year ago2020-03-27T20:27:49+00:00
Work really well. One bird can open by standing on metal strip. Easy to put together my ten years old son put ours together.
about 1 year ago2020-02-08T21:50:35+00:00
A bit small but working well
about 1 year ago2020-01-17T01:58:28+00:00
After following the training instructions-thanks for that- my new chickens finally trained themselves to eat from it. So much better than the previous one I had. Easy to see food and doesn’t block when weather is wet. Yes would recommend.
about 1 year ago2019-11-08T05:53:24+00:00
Great product that comes with easy instructions on how to use it and how to train your chickens to use it. Wish I'd purchased long ago.
about 1 year ago2019-08-09T04:49:47+00:00
over 2 years ago2019-02-08T06:59:04+00:00
The Chooketeria is pretty easy to assemble and works really well once chickens get used to it. "Training" guide is helpful in teaching chickens how to use it.
over 2 years ago2018-12-12T13:32:21+00:00
Works perfectly - our hens love it.
over 2 years ago2018-10-04T21:40:15+00:00
Our hens love their new feeding station and have all now learnt to open the lid and feed contentedly. Very worthwhile purchase.
over 3 years ago2017-10-29T14:08:04+00:00
Easy to use website Delivery was prompt
over 3 years ago2017-10-02T22:17:15+00:00
A cery good product & easy to assemble. Took my wee girls a wee while to get used to it but all good now. Many thanks.
over 3 years ago2017-10-01T13:12:12+00:00
over 3 years ago2017-10-01T08:18:33+00:00
Simple to assemble and perfect to keep the chook food safe and dry. Took a bit to train my chooks to use it but now they have "nailed it" all is well.
over 3 years ago2017-10-01T06:46:10+00:00
Very clever & efficient feeder design!
Chookateria is OK
over 3 years ago2017-07-31T14:20:41+00:00
Trade tested service and delivery top as always. Re the product: A lot of hype goes in to the Chooketeria as solving all chicken feeding woes. The reality is the quality of the materials and building of it is average and the time it takes to train the hens to actually open the thing without smacking themselves in the heads - or frightening themselves with near misses that make them think they'll chop their combs off - doesn't, in my view, outweigh the benefits. I gave up trying to train my hens after a month (they nearly get there but don't stand with enough weight to completely open it). Now I use it as an 'open' and then 'closed' feeder. I either have not so smart hens or better uses for my time!
Chooketeria Poultry Feeder
over 3 years ago2017-06-27T14:46:44+00:00
Firstly the quality of service from Tradetested was amazing and delivery time the quickest I've experienced with online shopping. The Chooketeria has been great in eliminating food wastage and all the hens learnt how to use it within a really short time.
Value for money
over 3 years ago2017-06-19T20:31:37+00:00
Great product easy to assemble - chooks got used to it quite quickly
Awesome chook feeder
over 4 years ago2017-04-23T07:58:18+00:00
This is an amazing feeder, works fantastic and my chooks love it!!
over 4 years ago2017-04-19T13:18:16+00:00
Well built, handy instructions and easy to assemble. Keeps pests out usually, although managed to catch a sparrow in it last week - he won't do *that* again. At first, chooks didn't like loud bang when lid closes. Maybe lid could be padded somehow to make it quieter. But it works well. Very happy.
over 4 years ago2017-04-04T16:44:29+00:00
Great to know the black birds and sparrows are not eating what the chocks don't want first time round, and its there for there next visit to there chooketeria.
Saves the food!
over 4 years ago2017-03-02T09:12:48+00:00
Took a while for the chooks to get used to it and found it sticks open sometimes which isn't good. A spray with Crc seems to have helped this however.
over 4 years ago2016-10-24T10:57:23+00:00
Remarkable product chooks stepped on it immediately and when they were full they stepped off, lid down with a hell of a bang chooks took off to the safety of the hen house so until they lose their fear of it I am putting it into areas I don't want them to go fortunately they will have a short memory.
over 4 years ago2016-09-27T14:57:43+00:00
chooks got used to it quite quickly, now they love it! and so do i. no more feeding chooks in morning, when its raining!
Great quality stainless steel construction.
over 4 years ago2016-08-06T12:12:55+00:00
Piece of cake to assemble durable and robust. Chookies worked it out almost straight away, really funny watching them. No more mice and rats or birds stealing the expensive chook food. Thankyou tradetested brilliant idea and works like a charm.
over 5 years ago2016-05-29T17:34:53+00:00
Overall good - where side bars come into step tendency to snag and make too stiff to operate -can be corrected with extra washers on nuts. Good for keeping food dry in wet weather
Will work well
over 5 years ago2016-02-22T18:25:43+00:00
No chooks yet but it is exactly what we wanted
Saved me heaps!
over 5 years ago2016-01-20T15:37:34+00:00
Halved my feed costs! Keeps out all the other pests and keeps the feed dry - sold
over 5 years ago2015-12-08T08:55:18+00:00
Chooks still getting used to it and really needs fixing to a solid base as a bit unstable. Great for keeping the birds out though!
Simplicity in action
over 5 years ago2015-10-08T12:00:20+00:00
Easy to assemble. Filled it with chook food for 2 days I used the peg which showed them the food. Within those 2 days the chooks were eating from it by themselves. I deem it extremely successful. No problems at all.