The best brand for automatic chicken waterers.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lvchicken, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    What is the best brand for automatic waterers? We bought some from Stromberg's and they leaked severely. Any suggestions on the best brands, and also cost effective?
     
  2. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Mine (from Stromberg's) only held up for about 10 months. [​IMG]
     
  3. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Also: approximately how long will they hold up?
     
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    im not sure what brand mine is.. it looks like this: [​IMG]

    ah! here is the actual one: [​IMG]

    Its been working.. for idk how long. I have had it for a year, but it was a hammy-down from the previous owner of our house. She said she had been a chicken owner for 15 years.. so maybe that long. But i know atleast 3 years and it still works!
     
  5. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    im not sure what brand mine is.. it looks like this: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/64479_waterer_5gal.jpg

    ah! here is the actual one: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/64479_100_1598.jpg

    Its been working.. for idk how long. I have had it for a year, but it was a hammy-down from the previous owner of our house. She said she had been a chicken owner for 15 years.. so maybe that long. But i know atleast 3 years and it still works!

    Thank you! Is it an automatic waterer?​
     
  6. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:Thank you! Is it an automatic waterer?

    Well.. i have to fill it with my hose like once a month, but yes it is an automatic waterer. When the chickens drink, gravity pushed the water down to fill up the tray again. I have 5 chickiens and i hardly have to refill it, like i said like once a month. But its not hooked up to a hose, no. If you wanted something like that, i have found designs on here made from pvc pipes.
     
  7. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    Quote:Thank you! Is it an automatic waterer?

    Well.. i have to fill it with my hose like once a month, but yes it is an automatic waterer. When the chickens drink, gravity pushed the water down to fill up the tray again. I have 5 chickiens and i hardly have to refill it, like i said like once a month. But its not hooked up to a hose, no. If you wanted something like that, i have found designs on here made from pvc pipes.​

    Thank you for your help! But, I have two flocks: a flock of 32 and a flock of 45, but I have one of those big waterers, but the flock of 32 drinks it all in one day, so I have to fill it up every day. It is a 5 gallon waterer. The reason I want better automatic waterers is to make it a lot easier.
     
  8. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:Well.. i have to fill it with my hose like once a month, but yes it is an automatic waterer. When the chickens drink, gravity pushed the water down to fill up the tray again. I have 5 chickiens and i hardly have to refill it, like i said like once a month. But its not hooked up to a hose, no. If you wanted something like that, i have found designs on here made from pvc pipes.

    Thank you for your help! But, I have two flocks: a flock of 32 and a flock of 45, but I have one of those big waterers, but the flock of 32 drinks it all in one day, so I have to fill it up every day. It is a 5 gallon waterer. The reason I want better automatic waterers is to make it a lot easier.

    Oh okay! Would u like to see the plans for an automatic waterer you can make yourself? (or buy on here) out of pvc pipeS?
     
  9. Boykenw

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  10. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    Quote:Thank you for your help! But, I have two flocks: a flock of 32 and a flock of 45, but I have one of those big waterers, but the flock of 32 drinks it all in one day, so I have to fill it up every day. It is a 5 gallon waterer. The reason I want better automatic waterers is to make it a lot easier.

    Oh okay! Would u like to see the plans for an automatic waterer you can make yourself? (or buy on here) out of pvc pipeS?​

    Sure! That would be wonderful!
     

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