Easy to fill and clean- top fill
Durable poly construction
5 gallon capacity
Harris Farm 5 Gallon Top Fill Waterer
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Recent User Reviews
"Good, but needs work."
Pros - Easy to fill
Cons - Not surdy enough to hang and lid won;t close if you hang it.
The float inside is two pieces and water logs and then doesn't work and all the water drains out. You need to unscrew the plastic bolt in the bottom of the bucket and remove the float. With it being dry pop the two pieces apart. The make sure it is clean and glue them together. I used Goop before pressing them together and another bead after together on both seam lines. Let cure for 24 hours and put the waterer back together and it works good now.swseeds likes this.
"Surprise! It’s empty. Again."
Pros - Would be a pro if I could get it to work.
Cons - The tray/trough doesn’t hold water for longer than 10 minutes
Float fills and holds water easily.
I hate this “waterer.”
From day one we have had issues with it leaking, if it wasn’t absolutely PERFECTLY level.
Once we got it perfectly level, it worked really well for a week, but the water level was always very near the top of the lip.
I went out to check the chickens after filling it the day before and it was empty- the girls were thirsty- and that’s when the hatred began.
Took it apart, “cleaned it”- (it wasn’t dirty) put it back together: Held water for a couple of days then leaked all of it out.
I placed it into a black rubber feeding pan (that had a lip a little taller than it’s own water tray) so that it could overflow until it was deep enough to actually have the internal float work as intended and stop the flow. It worked for a very short while, a couple weeks or so, as long as we kept it in this, slightly deeper pan.
Then it started to overflow out of the pan: the internal float (the part that looks like a large black donut) is not all one piece, and would fill with water. I could drain the float just by holding it sideways and it would work for a few days then the “float” refills with water.
By this point, I just wanted it to work. We sealed the float with aquarium silicone and the waterer worked better than ever for three weeks. I was so happy. Then it started leaking again. The only thing I can count on with this: is that it will drain 5 gallons of water. I have no idea. I hate this piece of ugh.