Help with waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vlapinta, May 25, 2010.

  1. vlapinta

    vlapinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was searching on line and found a 3 gallon waterer that has a place in the back where you can attach an electric cord so you don't need a seperate heating base. I can't find it anywhere now and I can't remember where I saw it. Does anyone know what I am talking about, where to find it, and if it works?

    Vicki
     
  2. vatterpa

    vatterpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. vlapinta

    vlapinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the one I saw but it looks like it got terrible reviews. Is there another that fills from the top?

    Vicki
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Quote:If you fill it from the top, there is no vacuum, so the water goes out.
     
  5. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    For more money total you can buy the galvanized waterer and a separate heater base. I already have the galvanized waterer so all I would need to do is buy the base it runs around 50.00 check smith's or randall burkee on prices.
     
  6. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used the water pictured in the 2nd post. I purchased mine at Meyers Hatchery. It worked really well last winter. Of course, I only used it from November till March, but so far, so good. It's really not any harder to fill than most of the plastic founts. I carry it upside down till I get out of the mud room, then flip it outside. Just be careful not to twist it as you flip it, or it "unscrews" from the base and you end up flooded w/water! [​IMG] It's a bit less expensive than the base and galvanized system, and I wanted something I could add ACV to if I wanted, which is a no-go with the galvanized.
     
  7. nancy1zak

    nancy1zak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eggcartons.com I saw it on there. It has a temperature control where it turns on if the temp dips below a certain temperature.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2010

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