Harris Farms 4220 Plastic Poultry Water Fountain, 1-Gallon

Average User Rating:
4.14286/5,
  • Brand:
    Harris Farms Llc
    Manufacturer:
    Jensen Distributing - Lawn & Garden
    Model:
    4220
    Product Price:
    6.90
    Buy URL:
    https://www.amazon.com/Harris-Farms-Plastic-Poultry-Drinker/dp/B006ZUNKOW/?tag=backy-20
    Harris Farms has managed to gain a reputation as a quality leader in poultry feeders and drinkers. Made from durable materials and as few parts as possible, our products are designed and tested to ensure they last for many low maintenance years.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. ChattyChickens4Life
    2/5,
    "Hard to twist off"
    Pros - Holds water for a few days, Stays relatively clean
    Cons - The green part is INCREDIBLY hard to twist off. It needs a thorough cleaning every few days because of buildup.
    The green section is very hard to twist off! I'm talking a two adult job. This most recent time I went to refill the waterer, I couldn't even get the green part off. I just put my hose up to the little hole and filled it up from there. I will be getting a new new waterer.
    Overall:
    2
  2. applebutter14
    4/5,
    "very good,"
    Pros - is cheap, hangs good,
    Cons - it leaks when you flip it over to put it down
    i bought one this year, and it was really cheap, less then $10.00. it works really good, too. i had to hang it because my birds would knock it over. and it leaks when you flip it over to put it down, but once it is down it stops leaking. it is very good!
    Overall:
    4.5
  3. ageewax
    4/5,
    "Probably as good as it will get for plastic..."
    Pros - Hanging, fairly sturdy, easy to put together, limited spillage when you get the hang of it
    Cons - Fills from the bottom (has to be completely empty to be refilled), still more leakage than with a metal waterer
    So I really prefer the double walled metal waterers. They are study and the filling method is more efficient. With this plastic waterer, you have to wait for your chickens to run out of water or dump out the last bit of water to refill it. That bothers me - I don't like wasting water. But the top fill plastic waterers break. And I need to give my chickens apple cider vinegar. So such is life. As far as plastic waterers go, this one is probably the most reliable one you'll find. Reliability beats convenience for me. I can't have this thing breaking while I'm at work. It does tip and spill a little, especially when flipping. But I have yet to have it come apart while flipping it over. As the waterer gets closer to empty, the more likely it is to tip and spill even when hanging. So you have to keep it relatively full so that the weight of the water keeps it steady. Unfortunately, you can only fill it when it is empty unless you want to get a little water on you. So it's up to you.
    Overall:
    4

User Comments

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  1. bawkbawkz
    Does anyone else have a problem with this style leaking out? If I set this on even slightly uneven ground (of course with the hole on the down slope,) the water slowly leaks out. I noticed that where the white top "screws" in to the green base, there's no seal. On the old octagon style, the black cap seals on and the only opening is the hole the water comes out of. On this one, the meeting of the white top and the green base is actually above the water line.
  2. dandeliondragon
    I bought one its great but they still get hay in it its hanging about 3 inches of the ground so its confusing?
  3. bantiesrule
    You can get them at TSC for $6.99 or a 5 quart (slightly bigger) at Mills Fleet Farm for $4.99.
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  4. ChocolateMouse
    It's a shame they're $18 in America... ;P

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