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Frequently Asked Questions

How are your tub feeders made?

Our tub feeders utilise plastic tubs made by a local Australian business. We build these into feeders using fittings from another local business, then use high-grade, water potable outdoor sealant to seal all joins.

How do your tub feeders work?

The grain, crumble or pellet is placed inside the tub. Chickens insert their head into the pipe and eat.  This reduces wastage with lost grain on the ground and the associated rodent issues. If rodents are a big problem where you keep your chickens we can supply caps at an additional cost. These can be placed over the feeder at night when rodents are most active. We haven’t needed these but have supplied them previously when requested. 

Where do you source your tubs & drums?

Our tubs are sourced and made right here in Australia, and are certified as food grade.

We are extremely selective with the supply of our drums. All drums are from suppliers we have worked with for some time and have contained products for human consumption prior to their conversion. We never use a drum that has contained chemicals.

Can I collect my order?

We are currently moving premises, and as such are unable to provide local pickup.

We ship via Australia Post Australia-wide daily.

If you require a service other than Australia Post, please contact me to arrange: ros@thegoodlifebackyard.com.au

Water outlets fitting instructions

Standard Water outlet training instructions

How do your waterers work?

Horizontal nipples:
These release water as chickens peck at a stainless steel section. The chickens soon pick up how to operate this system and it is both very clean and very durable. If you knock your waterer around in your ute tray this is the option for you. These are best suited to chickens, guinea fowl, and quail. Poultry learn this system quickly.

2. Automatic cups:

These cups are larger and self fill. Water sits permanently in the cup. There is no need for pecking to activate water. These are suited to a wide variety of animals including all poultry, waterfowl, aviary birds, cats, small dogs, and wildlife. These cups are also great for insects and lizards in your garden. If you have ducks or silkies (chickens) I would highly recommend these cups.

3. Standard cups:
Our most popular and longstanding product. These cups have a yellow tongue inside which releases water as chickens peck it. These cups are durable and remain clean as water does not constantly sit in them. These are best suited to chickens, guinea fowl, and quail. Poultry learn this system quickly. If you have silkies in your flock, or ducks, I would recommend the Automatic cup option.