Price Of Poultry Feeders In South Africa - May 2023

Price Of Poultry Feeders In South Africa

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By Samuel Ansah

Last Updated May 5, 2023

Poultry feeders are essential tools whether you are in a larger-scale or small-scale commercial poultry farming business. If you are looking for the price of poultry feeders in South Africa, read further.

Preparing for a new poultry farm business or extending your existing poultry farm can sometimes be budget unfriendly.

In this article, we will look at the price of poultry feeders, factors affecting poultry feeders’ prices, and interesting tips about poultry feeders.

What is a poultry feeder?

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Poultry feeders are equipment that poultry farmers use to feed birds by placing feed in them. These feeders may come in various designs and shapes and are made up of either metal or plastic, and they can be either conventional or semi-automatic.

What is a poultry feeder used for?

A poultry feeder is used to contain an amount of poultry feed for a given number of poultry birds. Poultry feeders are designed to hold a given amount of feed. For instance, we have the feeders like 4kg poultry feeders and 9kg feeders.

Importance of poultry feeders

  1. Poultry feeders help to prevent feed contamination in the poultry house.
  2. Buying a poultry feeder can help you in managing the poultry feed given at a time.
  3. Poultry birds will mix the feed with the litter when not a standard feeder.
  4. Feeders make it easier for feed distribution in the poultry house.
  5. The poultry feeders are designed for the chicken beak, making it difficult for rodents to access.

Price of poultry feeders in South Africa

The price of poultry feeders in South Africa ranges from R 20 to R 500. Depending on what you want, poultry feeders can be divided into five(5) types. These types of poultry feeders are automatic chicken feeders, rectangular wooden feeders, metallic feeders, tray feeders, and round/circular feeders.

  1. Automatic poultry feeders; Depending on the brand and size, automatic poultry feeders can range from R 200 to R 300. They mostly come with items like extra pipes, rubber bolts, nuts, etc.
  2. Rectangular wooden feeders can range from R 100 to R 150. These feeders are mostly made locally by carpenters, and prices may vary depending on service charges and materials used.
  3. Metallic feeders can range from R 100 to R 200. They come with fixed parts and are mostly manufactured locally.
  4. Tray feeders can range from R 20 to R 35. They are the cheapest and most simple type of feeders. But it can only be used during the brooding stage.
  5. Round poultry feeders can range from R 100 to R 150 in South Africa, depending on the size. They come with removable parts like the base and covers.

Factors Affecting the Price of poultry feeders in South Africa

1. Quality of poultry feeders

Quality poultry feeders come with expensive prices due to the materials used in manufacturing. Your budget will determine the quality of poultry feeder to buy for your poultry farm.

2. High import charges

Most of the poultry feeders come from overseas, and to gain access to the local market, retailers who import poultry feeders are made to pay import charges which also affects the market prices in South Africa.

3. Brand of the poultry feeder

Popular poultry feeder brands will be more expensive compared to the lesser-known brand and the homemade poultry feeders by the wood and metallic craftsmen.

4. Size of the feeder

The size of poultry feeders you will need will determine how much you need to budget. If you are looking for a budget-friendly feeder, buy the bigger locally-made poultry feeders.


The price of poultry feeders in South Africa can widely vary depending on the brand, the size, and other accessories like pipes that may be included. With R 20 to R 500, yourself a poultry feeder in South Africa. When shopping for poultry feeders, it is important to consider the size, quality, and safety to ensure you are getting the best value for your money.

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