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Automatic King Size Poultry Fount - 2550

Average User Rating:
2.6/5,
  • 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. HOLDS UP TO 1 1/2 QUARTS AND WATERS UP TO 250 ADULT BIRDS. BOWL MEASURES 8 1/2 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND 2 3/4 INCHES DEEP.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. Shezadandy
    1/5,
    "Leaks, leaks LEAKS"
    Pros - Self-filling, good size for lots of beaks
    Cons - Leaks, leaks LEAKS -- Big enough bowl to drown a chick
    Got this as a gift. Hooked it up to a 5 gallon bucket because I hate leaving hoses on.
    Not sure how long I dinked around with this piece of junk but no matter what I did it leaked and leaked and leaked some more, draining the 5 gallon bucket in an unacceptable amount of time. I'm generally good at figuring these things out, read the directions, looked on youtube, did everything you can do to this design and it was a huge water waster.
    The only positive thing I can say is it has a nice capacity for lots of beaks. But the flip side to this is it is probably deep enough to drown a little chick if left in place- not something I learned the hard way, but should be considered if using around broodies with babies.
    Overall:
    0.5
    Purchase Date:
    2016-01-17
  2. JNTx3
    1/5,
    "Unreliable if on a rain barrel"
    Pros - Easy to install
    Cons - Not reliable, must be completely plumb
    This found was completely unreliable for us. If it gets even the slightest big off balance, it will not work. We tried everything right down to constructing a wooden structure to hold it stead, but even that did not work efficiently. The hens knock at it and then it just stops filling. I would not trust this fount to keep my girls watered. We did have it rigged to a water barrel, so that could be a problem (pressure?) but everything else has worked fine connected in the same manner. I do not recommend.
    Overall:
    1.5
  3. HighStreetCoop
    4/5,
    "Love this so far!"
    Pros - Automatic, easy to disconnect and clean, chickens like it
    Cons - Gets more dirt/struff in it than a contained nipple system
    My nipple watering system had a valve failure, so I switched to one of these. The chickens really like it and it's super easy to clean and manage.
    Overall:
    4.5

User Comments

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  1. chicken danz
    I understand the concern for chicks. Mine are set up just about where the hens can drink without bending their neck. I have 14 of them all plumbed in permanently. I can't say they are perfect but it has saved me so much time and I know the birds have water. Once in a while one will start leaking again. I just take it off the bowl, tighten the valve and it's good. Another thing that can happen is the girls get some feed in it from their beaks and that has plugged the water flow. Usually I just take the bowl off and push the little valve stem and it blows out some water and clears it out.
    I wouldn't have had a clue about this either if my significant other hadn't looked at it and known something about tire valves.
  2. Shezadandy
    Thank you for the tip! I will find a tire valve tool and try again-- if that's what's needed I wish they would have included one like some companies include things like allen wrenches-- definitely not in the directions. Did have it installed at beak height, and the chickens liked drinking from it, that was never the issue.

    I do know there is one for chicks- I was talking mostly to folks who set things like this up for the flock and forget about how deep it is- like forgetting that the fish pond is kind of a pool too - and one way or another have little chicks enter the flock. Better safe than sorry.
  3. chicken danz
    You first need to understand the function of the valve used. It is like a tire valve. You need to get a tire valve tool which is really small and inexpensive and tighten the little valve on the inside of the shaft. Once that is done, set the two nuts tightly together and that determines how high the water gets. I have a whole system of these and they are awesome. Periodically you will have to readjust the valve and clean out the bowl. They also shouldn't be set on the floor but raised up to beak height. There is a shallow bowl made for little chicks as well. It's a shame that they didn't include instructions on how to use the valve with the product.
    The other thing is they need to be cleaned out about once a week to keep the water fresh. I just take the bowl off and clean it and put it back on.

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