Does your Little Giant Waterer work?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by littleandlewis, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. littleandlewis

    littleandlewis Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    So I have the galvanized kind that works with suction. (Little Giant 406457 Galvanized Double Wall Fountain). It still seems to want to drip off one side until it runs down to empty.

    I have tried hanging it ( not meant to be hung but I made a handle adapter) and also tried putting it on a hard level surface.... within hours the water is gone. I don't think the chicks are drinking that much...and I can see it dripping off.

    Anyone else having trouble with this type of Waterer?
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Is the outer drum "locked" in place by twisting it till it comes to a stop?

    Other than that (and having it on a level surface), I can't figure out why it's not working.

    Could be defective.

    I bought one of these because my plastic waterer kept leaking. I have not had any leaks with this double-drum metal one.

  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sometimes, you just get a defective one. I did. Took it back for an exchange on a plastic one. Oh well.
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    I use a lot of those LG waterers and never had a problem that way with any of them.

    But like any manufactured item there is the occasional defective one. Take it back and exchange it.
  5. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2009
    I have a 5 gallon waterer (galvanized double wall) that drips. I only use it outside. Sort of a bummer, it wasn't cheap. Didn't notice it in time to return it.
  6. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    Middle TN
    I used a galvanized one for a few years. It always seemed to leak a little, and I was worried about lead poisoning. So I switched to plastic and OH BOY is it better! I'll never go back.

    In wintertime I just take the waterer in the house at night--which I did anyway w/ the galvanized one. I've used it through 3 winters now and it's still going strong.

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