Cons: Cheap flimsy plastic, hard to fill, falls apart and spills all the water, very short power cord, poorly designed
My son got this for me as a Christmas present so I thought I would try and make it work even after reading a lot of bad reviews about it. It has one of those designs where you lock the bottom on the top part that holds the water with sliding tabs and one opening lets the water out when you turn it upright. The tabs fit so loosely that it comes apart when you flip it, then a couple of gallons of water drench you and the immediate area. Not good when it is freezing out!
Very flimsy construction and poor design. It can be filled by taking a plug out of the bottom but is placed in the middle, so unless you have a hose you have to pour it in somehow as it is too bulky to fit under a faucet (even in the bathtub). It is supposed to hang from a flimsy little handle and the water comes right up to the edge of the rim so any little wiggle and it pours over the edge. Who needs a wet chicken coop in the winter?
The power cord is very short and I don't know how you would keep it out of reach of the chickens. Couldn't tell you how to work that out because I got tired of being soaked and put it in the trash pile.
I wish my son had read all the bad reviews on this piece of junk before he wasted his money.