2 Gallon Double Wall Fount

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  1. Callsp
    "Not the best"
    Pros - Hold good amount of water
    Cons - Cant hang and will freeze quickly
    I had this in my chicken coop but would way rather the plastic one over this because this one freezes what to fast in the winter. Because it is metal, the cold will make the metal even colder freezing the water inside. When I came out to the coop every morning to redo the water, i saw a chickens whos comb got stuck on the ice makeing the comb freeze. I would not recomend this product. Get the plastic one. :)
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  2. Ms Biddy
    Looks nice but impossible to keep clean. The anti-roost design is laughable. My hens stand on it and poop down the side directly into the water. I have to wash it out entirely every day, but realistically twice daily would be better. BTW, this is not intended to be hung, which is why the handle isn't designed for it. It states this on the label.
  3. 007Sean
    "Galvanized 2 gallon waterer"
    Pros - Metal construction, doesn't promote algae growth.
    Cons - Cost and handle needs to be modified to keep it from slipping to one side or the other of the handle.
    Have used them for years. Durable galvanized construction, doesn't have the algae growth that the white plastic waterers are prone to producing. They are a bit pricey though.
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    $28 from TSC
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  1. duluthralphie
    I like them but the solder will break at the bottom upon occasion and cause you leakage and grief.
  2. duluthralphie
    I use them and like them. You cannot put ACV in them or they will corrode some. They are the only thing we can use to reliably not freeze in the winter on a heater. You do have to keep them perfectly level and not bounce them around. If they do leak just soldier the bottom ring and they are good as new, that is usually where the leak is. I did have one that has an air leak I cannot find. I even painted it with the leak ender stuff them advertise on TV and still it leaks air. It happens, I will still take these over the plastic ones.
  3. penny1960
    I am physically disabled and was not able to even carry the one full
  4. CuzChickens
    Haha, made me laugh. I do not like mine either.
  5. ToniTalley
    how the heck do you lift a full 5 gallon one up into the coop to sit on the water heater!!!!!! I can barely lift the 2 gallon one, and it does leak slowly and I have to clean out the damp bedding constantly.
  6. ToniTalley
    We solved the multiple trips part two ways....sometimes I use a wheelbarrow when I have to bring out a bunch of different things. We also keep several metal trash cans with lids by the coop and keep their food, scratch grains, and bedding in them all year long. My main problem is that the waterer seems to leak, very slowly, but in winter when the thing is inside the coop on the water heater, it gets the bedding wet all around it, and I have to keep replacing the chips and straw with dry.
  7. ToniTalley
    mine leaks also, albeit slowly, but it's bad in winter when you have to take out the wet bedding daily... it could be that it is not perfectly level. However, it cannot hang as it sits on a water heater in winter, and there is no other kind of metal waterer that I have found, and you cannot use a plastic on on a water heater.
  8. bonnij69
    I did do that also ToniTalley but found myself making multiple trips with their food, fresh veggies etc. Lol, I guess their isnt a completely easy way of doing everything we need to do for our feathered friends. I do enjoy them as I am guessing we all do. This is my first lil flock and am having alot of fun and learning so much. I now have started raising my own mealworms for them. So super simple & cheaper than buying luve or freeze dried. My girls love the little critters. I bought 1000 o them and not one was dead upon arrival thru the mail.
  9. ToniTalley
    I just take out two plastic milk jugs of water out to the coop and fill it out there. I only spill a tiny bit in winter when I have to put it inside the coop.
  10. bonnij69
    Great idea to carry upside down. I feel like an idiot lol lol. I would carry it with both arms underneath. Still spilled it on myself. I to thought about just carrying a good ole rubbermaid bucket but I couldn't clean it. I am a little crazy when it comes to cleaning it. So mine does get cleaned alot. Thanks for the logical way of carrying it @darkbluespace.

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