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Problems with PVC Chicken feeders

Posted by Dine A Chook UK on

Every chicken keeper can tell you about a feeder that just doesn’t work. Maybe it’s one of those upside-down plastic pots that you have to invert once they’re full of food, spilling grain everywhere before the chooks have even gotten started. Or maybe it’s a second-rate PVC feeder that cracks after a couple of months in the sun. These may look as good as the more expensive options, but with chicken feeders, you get what you pay for. That’s why Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders save you money as well as time!

Dine A Chook PVC Feeders are made to outlast

We know all about the problems of poorly-made chicken feeders. When we first got chooks, we almost had to give them away because of the mess and wasted food caused by cheap feeders.

The Problems with cheap PVC chicken feeders we identified include:

  • Leaking in wet weather
  • Food getting stuck or not flowing into the hopper
  • Rusting screws
  • Parts which came loose or broke off
  • Chickens raking feed onto the floor and wasting more than they eat
  • Rats and wild birds getting more feed than the chooks
  • Plastic becoming brittle and cracking in the sun

Recognising from our own need, a Quality PVC Feeder did not exist we started Dine A Chook. Dine A Chook has grown into a global leader in the world's best selling PVC Chicken Feeder. Made in Australia using the very best components including industrial strength PVC that is UV treated, our feeders are made to perform. Years after they were first moulded, our original prototypes are still going!

But it’s not just cheap inferior materials that make cheap feeders problematic. It is the fact they do not have the research dedicated behind them. Critical design flaws. It took years of research, testing and also tweaking, to develop the Dine A Chook feeder. Our goal was always to achieve the best in the market. A chicken feeder that fixes problems like chickens wasting feed and raking it onto the floor. Using hidden cameras and recorded hours of important footage to show us exactly how the hens used the feeder. From there we set our implementing ways to change the inner workings of our unique hopper system. And when it looked like we had a solution in our own backyard, we didn’t stop there, we kept improving.

What you should look for in a Quality PVC Chicken feeder

  1. It should be made from the Best Quality Commercial Grade PVC
  2. The PVC should be UV stabilised
  3. A lockable lid and watertight
  4. Moulded hooks so there are no rusty attachments.
  5. The feeder should be engineered to prevent wasted feed
  6. The design should help eliminate rats, rodents and pest birds.
  7. A hopper which prevents feed being thrashed onto the ground
  8. A rain hood which eliminates feed getting wet

A well-made chicken feeder is made of top-quality materials and based on intensive testing and improvement. That is the reason why Dine a Chook Feeders outlast and outperform other PVC chicken feeders.