Little Giant Automatic Water Bowl

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sfisher, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been thinking about this waterer, with the wall mount kit. Does anybody out there use one? I would like to know if they are any good, before I purchase. Where did you get yours?
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I use auto waterers, but they arent little giant brand. I use several types. Some are wall mount and some are bowls about the size of dog bowls, and some are much larger. It is really reassuring to know that their waterers are always full. Bad news is if the pipes freeze and break then there is quite a flood.


    Chel
     
  3. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a standard autofill wall mount dog bowl, I purchased at Tractor supply. I ran heat tape under the bowl and down the water line to the water hydrant. I would never go back to carring water in the cold.
    They work great!
     
  4. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats the kind I'm looking at, with the wall mount. The wall mount says you can hook it up with a hose, instead of pvc. Does anybody know anything about that?
     
  6. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can connect it to a hose. You just have to purchase a "hose bib adaptor". It is an adaptor that has 1/2 in. male pipe threads on one end and standard hose fitting on opposite end. You can usually find them at hardware stores, home centers, garden center, etc. I use a ton of them myself.
     
  7. tuskajones

    tuskajones Out Of The Brooder

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    Can these be hung instead of mounted to a wall? Are they stable and not swing side to side when the bird goes to drink?

    Thanks, Kelly
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seen these at Bobbi Porto's place and was asking her about them. She said they are great and easy to clean. She has her's low to the ground and running to each pen. I ordered mine a couple weeks ago and was luck enough to get mine on sale for $13.99 each from double-r discount supply. Not sure if they are still on sale or not. Can't wait to get mine set up.
     
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  9. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tuskajones:

    They can indeed be hung as opposed to wall mounted. I have all of mine hanging from the pvc pipe connection and it works quite well. Some suppliers offer a metal wall mount bracket as well as a metal tripod to mount it on the floor. I've got to check out double-r-discount. Excellent price!
     
  10. Colonel

    Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mine hanging off a scrap piece of 2 x 2 between a couple of cinder blocks. This is all outside in the pen rather than in the Ark. I supply it with a line from a low pressure regulator that is attached to a hose bib. So far, this one is working well. One that I had previously somehow got clogged - probably due to junk in the water. So far, so good.
     

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