FAQ: Why is Dine a Chook ® Australia's favourite poultry product manufacturer?
Australia’s favourite chicken feeder and drinker
Dine a Chook is a family-owned and operated company dedicated to providing the best possible Chicken Feeders and Drinkers world-wide. We manufacture all of our products in sunny Queensland Australia, and we offer daily shipping to New Zealand.
We are chicken keepers ourselves and believe in the value of our products in reducing the work and expense of keeping backyard poultry.
Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Dine a Chook ® NZ. If you do not find the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.
Where are Dine a Chook products made?
All Dine a Chook products are custom-built in Australia. We are proud to be present at every step of the manufacturing process in order to ensure that all of our products meet the highest quality standards.
Where can I see Dine a Chook reviews?
Customer reviews appear at the bottom of product listings whenever they are available - if you like your Dine a Chook purchase, leave us a review to make shopping easier for other customers.
Because our New Zealand website is relatively new, there are not that many listings available. That is why we have created a Reviews page, with unedited comments from customers all over the world. You can also browse our feedback on eBay, with over 2000 Feeder and Drinker Kits sold worldwide!
How long will my Chicken Feeder or Drinker take to arrive?
We process and ship orders to New Zealand daily. All goods are shipped with Australia Post. Individual delivery times will vary depending on your distance from urban centres. Feel free to contact us for a personalised estimate of shipping times. And rest assured that your order is trackable and insured for peace of mind.
Is the PVC used in Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders and Chicken Drinkers safe?
We would never sell a product we didn't believe was safe for use with our own family. That is why all Dine a Chook Chicken Feeders and Drinkers are manufactured with industrial-grade PVC. This PVC exceeds the standards required for food-grade products and is 100% lead and BPA free. It is UV resistant and will not degrade or contaminate your chickens’ feed or water.
Have Dine a Chook products been tested?
The Dine a Chook No Waste Chicken Feeder was originally designed for my own chickens. Our beloved backyard pets caused so much wasted feed and mess that I was considering giving them away when my father, a retired mechanical engineer, came to the rescue. He knew that the problem was not the birds, but the poorly made feeder I was using. And so, the first prototype of the Dine a Chook Feeder was born.
After a year and a half of testing and improvements, we had designed a chicken feeder that was weather-proof, cost effective and that prevented the mess normally associated with chickens. It was so good that I had to share it with other backyard chicken keepers!
Our Chicken Feeders and Drinkers have been extensively tested for performance and durability everywhere from the harsh outback of Queensland to the rainy coasts of Cornwall, UK.
How does Dine a Chook save me money?
The array of sleek, colourful chicken feeders and drinkers available in your local feed store seem to promise a solution for every chicken coop.
But experienced chicken keepers know that none of these cheap feeders or drinkers is built to last. They will fail in 2-3 years, costing you money in the long run. They also waste money in the short term, as they allow chickens to spill costly feed all over the ground. Dine a Chook No Waste Chicken Feeders and Chicken Drinkers, on the other hand, are made from the highest quality materials and have a working life even longer than galvanized steel.
Additionally, common chicken feeders like hanging feeders, troughs and treadle feeders, are not water-tight or weatherproof, and nor do they do anything to reduce the wasted feed caused by raking and thrashing. Only the treadle feeder claim to be “rat-proof” but hundreds of customers have told me about rats ganging up in order to activate the mechanism and open the lid.
Dine a Chook No Waste Chicken Feeders are different from the competition because they are designed to save you money. They are waterproof, rodent resistant and guaranteed to prevent raking and thrashing so that you are not wasting money on chicken feed that is spilled on the ground or goes to rodents instead of egg-layers. Our Chicken Feeders save so much money on feed that they will pay for themselves in no time!