2 Gallon Double Wall Fount

Average User Rating:
2.84211/5,

Recent User Reviews

  1. baldessariclan
    5/5,
    "Works great if kept clean"
    Pros - - Good capacity
    - Durable and rugged
    - Easy to carry when full if using internal handle
    Cons - - Outer / top handle must be modified to hang w/out sliding
    - Will rust badly if not occasionally cleaned
    We've used this type of waterer for several years now. Our first one rusted out in a couple seasons, I think mainly due to the fact that we never bothered to clean it out very well. With our second one, I usually scrub out the bottom every couple months, and has held up about 3 years now without rusting.

    I like the 2 gallon capacity -- doesn't need to be refilled as often as the other plastic 1 gallon waterer we use in the summers. It is easy to carry full of water by using the internal handle (i.e. the one in the "tank", with the top off). When I get out to the coop after refilling, I put top on there and then hang it back up.

    To hang by the outside handle (i.e. the one on the top), it needs to be modified in some way to keep it from sliding to one side or the other and spilling all the water out. We did this by lashing the handle with some thick cord, leaving a gap in the middle for the hanging hook. It now hangs securely from the middle of that outer handle, with no room for the hook to slide off to either side.
    Overall:
    4
    Purchase Price:
    Approx. $25 (I think -- it's been a while) from TSC
    Purchase Date:
    1st Spring 2013; 2nd Spring 2015
  2. song of joy
    4/5,
    "Very functional"
    Pros - easy to fill, sturdy, large capacity, compatible with a heated base for winter use to keep water from freezing, doesn't promote algae growth as the material blocks light
    Cons - gradually develops rust on the bottom
    I really like this waterer, especially for winter use with a heated base. Mine has been in use for 6 years with no problems.
    Purchase Price:
    20.00
    Purchase Date:
    2011
  3. Flock Master64
    4/5,
    "It's Great"
    Pros - It only holds 2 gallons so it not too heavy to carry around, it's very easy to fill up and clean, etc.
    Cons - None
    I think this waterer is great. It only holds 2 gallons of water so if you're a younger, older or out of shape it's not too much work to carry from the hose to the coop. It's it's very easy to fill up compared to other waterers I've had for example you don't have to twist the cap on the correct way to get the waterer to work properly ) It's metal so so it won't get scratched or break like the plastic and glass ones do.
    Overall:
    4.5

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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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