Is there a 1 gallon, hanging waterer on the market?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenbike, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    I have a chicken ark with only 4 hens. I don't need a 5 gallon, or even a 3 gallon, waterer as I change their water twice daily. Also, such a large waterer takes up their roaming ground space in the run area.

    Their feeder is mounted on one end wall. I would like a hanging waterer so that the tractor stays mobile without me having to move the waterer separately. A hanging one also doesn't flatten the grass which I want the hens to enjoy.

    I cannot locate a 1 gallon waterer that hangs!! I have read numerous complaints about the Little Giant 3 gallon plastic waterer, and I may end up with this one unfortunately. I see Little Giant makes a metal 2 gallon one. Is metal or plastic preferable for a waterer?

    Thanks for any help.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2008
  2. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    I have a one gallon from Tractor Supply. Can't remember the brand name though. [​IMG] I can't imagine you being able to leave it in a tractor that you're moving without it spilling. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2008
  3. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    I got a one gallon plastic hanging waterer from tractor supply with the same idea. If you have enough room to hang it and let it swing when you pick up the one end of your arc, it should be ok I think.

    They say you should hang it at crop height- not a lot of room for the birds to get up under it, but I'm sure they'd pick a little.
  4. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    You're right about spilling....sorry what I meant was.....with the 1 gallon plastic waterer I have now, I need to first put in a block of wood (to raise the waterer to the proper height)....then place the waterer on the wood.

    This results in the 10" X 10" patch of grass beneath the wood block dying more rapidly, plus the girls lose that little bit to poke around in.

    While this isn't an issue in a larger coop and run.....I wish to maximize the ground space in the tractor run area for the girls. It's also why I don't have the room for a big massive 5 gallon beast of a waterer sitting in there! [​IMG]

    Is this the Tractor Supply you guys are referring to?

    I couldn't find waterers....??

    Darn! I just found this site with Kuhl waterers.....midway down was a 1.5 gallon hanging no longer available....argh!!
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2008
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I use the one gal plastic waterer from TSC also - I hang one for my peafowl and have used others in the chicken pen until I got too many for 1 gal.

    I've used it almost a year with no problems whatsoever. Of course, we don't have harsh winters so freezing isn't usually an issue.
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Tried ebay yet?
  7. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Yes, that's the correct website, but the 1-gallon apparently is only available in-store. Sorry, did you try MyPetChicken? Or Murray McMurray?
  8. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    I've tried eBay relentlessly.....there is one, plastic, hanging, 4L (basically 1 gallon) waterer listed in the UK. I was trying to avoid spending $40 getting it here.
  9. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    Really? only? Darn. My Pet Chicken has the 2 gallon metal one. I really only need a 1 gallon one.
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I have one that I bought at Tractor Supply Company. I'll post tomorrow with the manufacturer's name, since I'm at work at the moment. [​IMG]

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