galvanized waterers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by seminolewind, May 11, 2009.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I switched to the galvanized waterers, and I'm having a problem with getting the water to refill as the chickens drink it. Every time I go outside, it's really low, and I have to jiggle it to get it to refill. Any suggestions?
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    I sure hope you get an answer, I have the same problem!! [​IMG]
     
  3. rbd171

    rbd171 Out Of The Brooder

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    Me too. I am considering drilling a second hole.
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    They do better if you can hang them up, but keeping them straight is fun.
     
  5. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    My waterer rusted! Now I don't know if it's safe to use. WIll the extra iron from the rust hurt them? The rust is on the inside. The bottom part! Ughh! It's not rusted all the way through, but it's still rust there! What to do??
     
  6. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having just the opposite problem. About half the water runs out before it stops. What's the use of filling one up, hauling it all the way to the coop, and then standing there and watching the water pour out? Any suggestions?

    If you put a crimp in the middle of the handle, it should hang straight.
     
  7. in2chickens

    in2chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Me to, it either leaks out or does not come out enough to fill the pan. What other kind of water devices work well?
     
  8. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was very excited to finally have galvanized metal feeders and waterers. The feeder is fine. The waterer, so far, has NOT lived up to my expectations.
     
  9. OKbirdwatcher

    OKbirdwatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked DH the same thing. Ours stays about 1/2 full all the time. He seems to think that's fine.

    However, I remember the guy at the farm store saying that the copper thingy(?) can be adjusted by either pushing it in a little or pulling it out a little to control the flow. Guess that's why it's made of copper and that's probably what needs to be done to ours. I'm going to try it at least.
     
  10. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm surprised that those types of waterers are still made!
    It's an old style that even in the old days didn't work well.
    The small plastic ones are great for chicks though.

    For adults, nothing I've seen is better than a big dogbowl
    up on a 12" high platform.
    The platform must be big enough to allow chickens to hop up on it.
    Use a 2x4" wire mesh snug around the bowl.
    Water stays clean and it's easy to refill once a day.

    spot
     

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