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post #11 of 13
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It is made in USA. Its galvanized steel. I did replace it. And the new one has too tight of a seal- I had 1 previous one with a tight seal and one with a really loose seal. So they either leak or I have to go out and wiggle it to get a decent amount of water in the tray. I am going to have to come up with something better.

Well I am going to have to check mine then too.

It is new from the beginning of this winter and I have never had

a Big galvanized waterer before this one. 

I had a plastic Giant one that lasted for a couple of years and then cracked

from the heater. 

Are they pooing in it. Just wondering what the smell could be. 

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by mg15 View Post
 

Well I am going to have to check mine then too.

It is new from the beginning of this winter and I have never had

a Big galvanized waterer before this one. 

I had a plastic Giant one that lasted for a couple of years and then cracked

from the heater. 

Are they pooing in it. Just wondering what the smell could be. 

No not pooing in it. The heater keeps it raised so its not sitting on the coop floor either (I keep the heater under it during the summer just not plugged in). Its this style http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Feeders-and-Waterers/Galvanized-Waterer-2-Gallon-p185.aspx on top of this heater http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Feeders-and-Waterers/Heated-Metal-Water-Base-p481.aspx so its almost impossible to poop in. If they had poop on their feet and gripped the side it might get some poop in it but the heather keeps it a little high for them to do that. I am getting frustrated with them though in between the loose seal and leaking and the tight seal that doesn't release enough water, the rust and now the smell I am really annoyed with them. I am finding them not to be very consistent. I did get a heated plastic one last winter- it didn't get hot enough. We had a lot of days that it didn't thaw the whole tray and they couldn't get any water because the tray had a fairly thick layer of ice over the thawed water. Even when I started with not frozen at all water it still ended up freezing the top. The metal heater definitely works well its just the waterers are causing me too many issues. Too expensive to replace ever year too.

post #13 of 13
I have the same waterer The Little Giant and I checked it today and it seemed fine but I did buy it for this winter
Yours is not that old I just wonder why it smells
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