plastic or galvanized metal waterer.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Caleb999, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Which is better? I've heard mixed reviews, and I need to get a new waterer. I had a really cheap plastic one, and it lasted about 4 months, but I only paid $3.99 for it. Thanks
  2. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have both. I like the galvanized metal waterer because I don't have to scrub the inside clean as often. I also like it because it's more durable.

    The plastic waterer is nice and easy to use. You would have to scrub it more often but in my opinion it's worth it.

    It just depends on what your needs are. I wiould go with plastic.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2015
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Plastic all the way! I used metal (both feeders and waterers) for about 8 years and switched to plastic maybe 2 years ago. Would never go back. A nice quality plastic waterer will last you 10+ years while a metal one rusts out in 5-6. And yes plastic is harder to scrub but if you aren't willing to scrub a waterer every 2-3 days you should have chickens in the first place, imo. I would highly recommend a style similar to this, as they are without a doubt the toughest and most sensible design available. I currently have 5 of them - 3 5 gallons and 2 3 gallons - and would sooner water my chickens with buckets than go back to metal.
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    For those of us who actually have winter weather, galvanized waterers on metal heaters work best. Mary
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