Lixit dog waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sassifrassi, May 15, 2011.

  1. sassifrassi

    sassifrassi Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone used the lixit dog waterer attached to the end of a garden hose to give a constant supply of water to their chickens? Its not the ball and tube kind - its the one with a lever. I saw a You-Tube video of Guineas using one. Wondering if there are any cons to this?
    My 2 weeks olds already drink out of a bottle.

    Thanks,
    Michelle
     
  2. CheekyChooks

    CheekyChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be interessted in this too. Do you have a link/picture we can see?
     
  3. sassifrassi

    sassifrassi Out Of The Brooder

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    OK - I have tried posting a pic but its not working. Google Lixit Dog Faucet Waterer. It should come up. There is someone else on this site that uses one and has had no problems for 1 1/2 years. They have it attached to some PVC piping fashioned so that it is about 18 inches off the ground and hanging perpendicular to the ground - as I unerstand it. There is no pic either. My only concern is that the water pressure from the house would spray the birds in the face. I asked this person if they used a pressure reducer in the line but they haven't got back to me yet. I was hoping to attach it to a garden hose and run it to the coop. It seems like a great solution for the warmer seasons.
     
  4. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! We have one, I am trying to find it...to put in as another water spot in the run. If I can find it and get it out there, i'll let you know! I think it should work...they peck at everything! [​IMG]
     

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