Does anyone have or has anyone used this?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stayathomedad, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. stayathomedad

    stayathomedad In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2008

    seen this on a few websites and I wondered if anyone has had any experience with it. Does it hold up well? Can it be hung? How is it filled? Do you cover your extension cord with something to prevent it from being pecked at? Would I be better off getting a galvanized waterer with a heated base? Any information would be great.
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Its a heated plastic 3 gallon waterfont for those looking.

    Sorry OP no info from me, just 5 minutes of my time spent LOOKING at your thread and clicking on the link.
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    it appears that it can be hung, because there is a hole in the handle. i am not sure it would be a good idea to hang though, just because of the cord being all wonky on the side.

    i don't have a heated unit myself, so i cannot speak with experience, only thought.

    the entire white part unscrews from the red bottom. then you flip and fill. place bottom on, screw together and flip upright.

    the cord probably wouldn't need to be covered. chickens (generally!) wont just peck and peck at something hard.

    hope you find what you are looking for!
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I would say that it can be hung up but as to how well it works or holds up I can't guess.
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I *think* it is a new item for this year (lots of companies are selling it but it all appears to be the same item) so if that's true then you won't get much help on peoples' experiences with using it yet.

    I've got one but have not used it yet.

    I can tell you that I would not for a moment consider hanging it, personally; you plug an extension cord into two prongs on the red base and IMHO if it were hanging there would be too much chance of the cord getting disconnected and/or water sploshing over and running down the outside of the base and getting into the connection. It =NEEDS= to be plugged into a GFCI outlet so there would not be too much in the way of shock hazard from that but if it trips the GFCI the heater will shut off, plus which you don't really want to test the 'not too much' part.

    As I say, haven't used mine yet, but I see nothing obvious about it that makes me worry about it ahead of time, or anything like that. Ask again in a couple months [​IMG] (my coop is still running about 45-50 F inside, as it is large and concrete-floored)

  6. conroy

    conroy Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    We have it but this is gona be our first winter with it. We'll let you know how it goes.
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I plan on getting one of these too before winter sets in. I just used and still do heated dog water bowls in winter but this waterer will hold more. I keep the dog bowls up on bricks and will do this one the same. My chickens have never bother the cords from the heated bowls.
  8. stayathomedad

    stayathomedad In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2008
    The cheapest I've seen it so far is $35.95 + $7.oo for shipping at American Livestock Supply. Has anyone seen it cheaper somewhere else?
  9. I have seen it for the same exact price at several places, except the feed store where they want fifty bucks for it.
  10. wannahavehens

    wannahavehens Chirping

    Mar 10, 2008
    Hemlock, New York
    Hi all,

    I just purchased one of these yesterday and am returning it today. I filled it up outside from our rainwater barrel and then set it on the ground - just for a minute while i shut of the faucet - and all the water spilled out! The opening where the water comes out seems to be too low and unless it's perfectly level and not moved at all - water will overflow.

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