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Farm Innovators "All-Seasons" Heated Plastic Poultry Fountain - 3 Gal. Model HPF-100, 100-Watt

Comes apart easily, hard to fill, does prevent ice

banjomoon

Pros: effectively prevents icing

Cons: comes apart easily, makes a mess, hard to fill and carry

We bought this from our local farmer's coop and it is not getting used again.  It was better than frozen water, but not by much.  We had to change clothes for work many mornings when the base popped off while carrying it and spilled water all over us.  It is hard to fill, and very hard to flip over to carry it or place it in the coop.  More often than not, the bottom would...
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Don't have one yet but think they are wonderful
Don't have one yet but think they are wonderful

Silkie

Pros: Broody all the time, good mothers, fluffy, docile.

Cons: Don't lay many eggs, some have odd combs, black meat (I just think it is a little odd for a chicken)

Aloof, not friendly, consistent layers
Aloof, not friendly, consistent layers

Marans

Pros: consistent layers, gorgeous eggs

Cons: aloof, not friendly, chatty, broody

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