Top fill waterer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jmtcmkb, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone purchased /used this top fill waterer?

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    I'm not able to find any reviews on it, but I like the idea of top fill and I could hang it with those 2 handles.
     
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  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    How would you hang that waterer? It would need to be set up on something to keep the chickens from pooping in it. Other than that it looks like a fairly standard waterer. It is the same type of plastic as are the similar plastic types of waterers and feeders.
     
  4. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinking of chain threaded through both handles. Actually on the Tractor supply site I found another waterer that has a metal handle and much better reveiws that the standard little giant ones I see. It's not top fill, but has really good reviews. I am going to my local shop today. I was looking for 1 gallon as I only have 5 chickens. They have them for only 6.99, I will buy two and swap out during freezing temps.
     
  5. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the product I found is called Harris farms poultry drinker, they are on the tractor supply web site. Every review I read on the little giant ones seems liked peopel were frustrated. The reviews on the Harris Farms ones are pretty good.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use this one :[​IMG]
     
  7. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7Lfarm, you like that hanging one? that red/white one in the back is for feed right?
     
  8. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are a lot better off with a bucket system with either waterer cups or nipples. Those plastic waterers are a pain to keep clean and sometimes have problems.

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  9. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did buy some of the nipples and was about to get a 1 gallon bucket ( I only have 5 chicks) still undecided...coop is very small. I read too much!!
     
  10. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    I've purchased two like the one 7L Farms has for my broilers, and I like it a lot. Just cap the hole, open the top, and fill up. I was using a 3 gallon "dome" type, but I spill on myself more often then not. With the top fill, I can fill it to the brim, and then fill the drinking area, and when I uncap the hole, everything is full. More water for everyone.

    I got mine at the local feed mill.

    I'll have to swap out for a heated system this winter for the layers, but they're good about drinking out of a 5 gallon bucket with a bucket heater ring on the bottom.
     

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