Heated Water Fount

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mikeschickens, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. mikeschickens

    mikeschickens New Egg

    Jan 15, 2012
    Hey everybody. I'm a new member here. I've been managing a small flock since I was about 11-12 years old. My chickens have never had a heated water fount before. So I decided to finally buy one. The one I bought was made by Farm Innovators. Has anybody used one of these waterers before? I have to say for the money I paid for this thing I would expect a little more quality. It keeps the water from freezing but what a piece of crap! The fill plug is on the bottom of the waterer. So after you're done filling it you get water all over yourself bringing it back to the coop and when you turn it right side up the bottom falls off it and your water goes everywhere. I knows this doesn't only happen to me out there. Is there a waterer that someone would recommend that fills from the top and is heated? Please let me know because this one is seriously getting ready to be kicked down the driveway to the garbage pick up!
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Winter watering is one of the most difficult things about owning chickens. I have a few watering devices I use for winter that work well but if the weather gets extreme, the only thing that works well is a heated area with water inside.
  3. OnceAroundTheBlock

    OnceAroundTheBlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2011
    Western North Carolina
    I'm sure there's probably a cheaper way but this is what I did. Bought a 2 gal. metal fount waterer at Tractor Supply and also bought a separate heater base to set it on.
  4. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    i know alot of people on here make their own heater bases with i cookie tin i don't have the link but much cheaper then buying one.
  5. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.

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