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Filling heated plastic waterer!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by notsooldmcdonald, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Lempster, NH
    Had to share this:

    While on my way to fill my new 3 gal. heated plastic waterer, I really thought hard about a better way to do it. Currently, it's not really a graceful act to fill the thing. Either I use a hose to fill through the rubber-stoppered hole, or I take off the whole base. Either way, I get wet.

    I finally got a better idea...use one of those plastic gas cans (I hear they sell them in blue too) with a spout! The spout fits perfectly in the rubber-stoppered hole, and the container can hold 3 gallons!

    It sure beats getting soaked and then sticking to the pen!

    Yes, I know, it's the little things in life that make everything all worthwhile:)


  2. woody49705

    woody49705 In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2008
    Shelton, Ct.
    hello notsooldmcdonald ,
    how does your heated plastic waterer work? I just purchased one off ebay for $50. but I figure if it works well for new england winters it will be money well spent. I suppose I should've asked this question before purchase!!!!

    Thanks for any input
  3. Alleychick

    Alleychick Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    That is a great idea!!! I love my 3 gallon heated waterer, but i get soaked. Its 20 degrees outside and i gotta carry water down to the girls and get wet???? Ha ha i made talked my Dh into doin it for awhile, but he gave up. I will be buying myself a new gas can. Thanks for the post.

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