Built-in hooks allow this waterer to hang off the ground to reduce spillage and soiling of water. Saves space on your hutch or coop floor, too. Gravity-feed design is easy to fill and clean. Sturdy galvanized steel has rolled edges for safety. Economical and perfect for the small flock of adult birds. 1-pint capacity.
•Reduces spillage and soiling of water
•Galvanized steel with rolled edges
Pros - cheap, easy to hang, holds decent amount of water, birds don't knock it over.
Cons - can't clean up inside it, RUSTS
I bought one of these when I first got my birds- I have since converted it to an oyster-shell dispenser- works wonderfully for that function in my coop. This past summer, I bought a second one to use for my "house" hen inside- she kept dumping bowls of water. This worked well for her cage setup; easy to hang, easy to fill, she couldn't dump it...but, it RUSTS like crazy. I do not remember the other one rusting like this. But I would go to change her water and the rust spots were everywhere along the inside of this waterer. I do not think it's my water here....no rust issues elsewhere. But I felt uncomfortable having her drink out of it so I removed it. Maybe I got a poor-quality one...because something made to hold water should not be rusting in 1-2 months of use.
Pros - inexpensive, stays clean, good size, easy to use
Cons - NONE
This is the waterer you have all been waiting for!!! I brood in rubbermaid bins with pine shavings and was SO TIRED for constantly cleaning out my cheap plastic waterer.
These stay CLEAN!!! No more birds climbing in the lip or on top of it and pooping in the water, No more birds knocking the waterer over and wetting the whole bin. No more constantly checking and emptying shavings and who-knows-what out of the just cleaned waterer. THESE STAY CLEAN, DON'T SPILL, DON'T LEAK and are easy to rinse out and refill.
I used a piece of fencing to hang these from the side at variable heights, depenging on the size of the chicks. I have 4 brooder boxes going, one with 5 wk chicks, one with 2 2 and 3 week chicks, one with 2 week ducks and one with one week ducks. THEY ALL LOVE IT!!! I was concerned that they may not get the hang of it since I had been using another style, but they all took to it right away. I was FINALLY able to sleep through the night knowing all of my girls would have clean, available water.
They are twice the price of the plastic waterers we are all used to, but trust me, it is SOOOO worth it!!!!