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Brower waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pricem11, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. pricem11

    pricem11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, I've got one of those big galvanized jobs. Works well so far. These others are no good?
     
  3. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    Hi Mark. Still having trouble?
    I wish I could remember the thread of the person with that neat water dispenser. It was like the big dog waterers but with a round tank at the bottom. And the tank had a handle on it unlike the ones for dogs. It looked like it would be so easy to use. Maybe someone will remember where it was. But I believe the person lived in Australia. But surely someone in the US would have them.


    Jacie
     
  4. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I haven't used those.
    I have the Dura brand. 3 of the 3 gallon size & 2 of the 5 gallon size.
    I sure like them better than the old gallon waterers with the screw on tray.

    I had a problem with the first one, didn't get the o-ring with it.
    After I got it, I don't have many issues with any of them.

    They have to be level.

    The o-ring needs to placed under the rim of the plastic cap. it needs to be wet & clean (even a speck of dirt will cause it to leak). Then I just screw on the lid. If it "glugs", the vacuum has formed & it works.

    edited: Oh yeah...the little screw on cap...if it breaks...a lid from Mrs. Stewert's Bluing fits perfect.

    Jean
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2007
  5. pricem11

    pricem11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's still working okay Jacie, but I was thinking of getting a backup since it was so annoying last week and thought the Brower one looked interesting. There's a Canadian brand that looks cool too:

    http://www.koendersmfg.com/poultry.htm

    This one seems cool because it's black which, along with the ACV, might cut down on algae and gunk in the summer heat. On the other hand, you wouldn't be able to glance and see what the water level is.

    The other one you describe sounds cool too; maybe someone will remember.

    Jean, thanks for the clue on the little plug cap. That's a fantastic suggestion! How did you figure that out?

    Mark
     
  6. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Mark

    I put bluing in all the animals water as an antibacterial. I bought all my Dura waterers except for 1 at auctions. The 1 came from a friend.
    They all were for sale because they could not get them to stop overflowing. A few of them were kept outside, & the plug cap was brittle & broke soon after I got them.

    I was using one cap for several waterers, carrying it around with me as I was filling them. One day I emptied a bluing bottle & just happened to try the cap, cause I forgot to take the plug cap with me. It fit!!

    Now I don't have to carry one with me anymore. That is good, I was having to go back & forth to pens all the time cause I couldn't remember that darn cap!!!

    I looked at the waterers you provided links to.
    They both look good, but I think they all work on the same principle as the Dura Font. I like the round concept, I bet they are easier to clean. I have been looking at the black ones too, but I do like to see at a glance the water level.

    If you get any of these, please let us know how they work for you. Oh, the Dura...you have to screw the lid on very tightly too.

    Jean
     
  7. pricem11

    pricem11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Jean. I have been known to put a tiny drop or two of chlorine bleach in my 7 gallon to keep down algae/bugs during the hottest time of the year. These days, I 'think' I'm observing that the ACV keeps the gunk down, although I clean more religiously a couple times a week now more than I ever have before. I hadn't heard of using blueing--sounds like a fine idea! How do you decide how much to put per gallon?

    Yeah, I like the round design of the Koender one too--no nooks and crannies for gunk to get into.

    I'm mostly of the 'keep it clean but not too clean' way of thinking. I think, like with human kids, if we try to keep things way too sterile, it makes them get sick MORE and not less.

    Mark
     
  8. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I found this automatic dog waterer.

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/aqdiauwa.html

    I am thinking about trying it. We have the round metal auto horse waterers that we have used for the grown chickens.
    They worked well, just harder to clean out. If we mount them, we can't wash them out, if we leave them on the ground, the chickens get on the sides & make them tip, so I have a flood. They have a round bottom.
    This one has the keyhole mounting holes, so I could mount it at ground level, & just slide it up to be able to rinse it out.

    They also have a metal one that you can take the water pan out to clean it, but it is $99.99. I just can't do that.

    We use big tubs for most of the grown chickens now, the horse waterers are $35.00 around here, but the one in the link is $14.00. I could afford to try that. If it doesn't work for the chickens, I can always use it for the dogs.

    Jean
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2007
  9. pricem11

    pricem11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Jean! How much bluing do you put per gallon? Just curious...may try myself.
     
  10. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona

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