Automatic Baby Chick Fount - 2525

Average User Rating:
3.5/5,
  • THE ORIGINAL LITTLE GIANT POULTRY FOUNTS HAVE BEEN USED BY POULTRY EXPERTS FOR YEARS. THESE DEPENDABLE WATERERS HOOK UP TO ANY STANDARD 1/2 INCH NPT PIPE TO PROVIDE A LIMITLESS SUPPLY OF CLEAN WATER. SAFELY OPERATES BETWEEN 10-70 PSI. THIS EXTRA SHALLOW BOWL HELPS REDUCE THE RISK OF BABY BIRDS DROWING. HOLDS 1 1/2 PINTS OF WATER AND WATERS UP TO 200 BABY CHICKS. BOWL MEASURES 7 1/4 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND 1 3/4 INCHES DEEP.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. TimLewallen
    5/5,
    "Easy setup, solid construction and the birds love"
    Pros - Easy setup, maintenance free, hassle free watering
    Cons - You have to buy an adapter to mount it to a standard water hose.
    I was tired of having to take the usual hanging waterer to refill it a couple of times a day so I looked into automatic systems. This is much easier to setup and cheaper to buy ($25 on Amazon) than the usual nipple systems.

    I bought a $5 adapter to connect it to a water hose and hung it in the coop. It was easy and the birds took to it immediately.

    It is easy to adjust the water level, easy to clean and is worry free. I highly recommend it.

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    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    25
    Purchase Date:
    2017
  2. nomoneycanrepla
    2/5,
    "nice idea"
    Pros - base is strong material and real copper
    Cons - your flock could end up dehydrated
    This was an expensive mistake. It was such a good design to provide clean, fresh water for our flock. However, the way the hose attached wasn't practical. They didn't figure out how to use it.
    Overall:
    2.5
    Purchase Price:
    37.00
    Purchase Date:
    2013-02-16

User Comments

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  1. happyfrenchman
    I use these in all my coops. They are excellent. They require a basic plumbing ability and basic tools to install.... They go right on the pressure line so there is no pressure reduction gear required. They work with a tire valve insert, (replaceable) a fairly common spring (also replaceable) and some basic hardware. Over the years, the parts wear out but they are readily available and I have pretty much rebuilt all of mine multiple times. (I was under the impression they are discontinued). As long as the bowl is intact though, the rest of it can be restored. For chicks? the shallow one is probably nice, but you would have to have it set up in a way the chicks could reach it, If you had that many chicks it might be worth it, but I don't use mine for chicks. I used them for pigeons, lovebirds and chickens and they are great for that. In the extreme cold, you have to be able to shut off the water to it, and preferably drain the line as well, or, like any exposed water line, it will crack. I have never had a problem with them freezing as the water in the bowl can freeze without harming anything. (The line has to be shut off). I am thinking of making mine totally cold proof by burying the final 4 foot of exposed pipe and putting a light bulb near the exposed bowl. But that would be the deluxe install.
  2. coop410silkies
    I used one of these in my coop, and my girls used it, but it was a bit clumsy to set up in a small brooder. Also, it cannot be used where temperatures range below freezing, and the water gets messy in side coops. It CAN be used outside in the summer, where it can be gravity fed from a large container (a barrel, i.e.), and stay pretty clean, and they are fairly nice for that.

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