Very excited about my new Heated Water Fount!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by petrel, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Allied Precision's new model 33. Not the old one that got such scathing reviews.

    After several nights in the teens and twenties and still ice free water for my girls, I am very pleased with my new waterer. Just fill it up, hang it up, plug it up and forget about it...well at least until it needs cleaning.

    My only concern is that it fills to a level very close to the top, so it is easily spilled. I have a call into them about that.

    Other details: It fills through a plug in the bottom, yet it can still be twisted apart like a conventional fountain for cleaning. It has a small spool underneath for storing excess cord, and a sturdy wire hoop for hanging it.

    Now I just have to see how it holds up over time. If it is still cooking in a month, I'm getting another one for the run. No more storing or thawing waterers in the kitchen floor for me!
     
  2. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking and reading reviews on some of the heated water founts.I remove my mine at night.i worry that their water will freeze during the day,while I am at work.Tractor supply carries the little giant.and the reviews are not good.
     
  3. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    You are right the reviews on all but this newest fount are pretty discouraging. I wanted to wait and let someone else try out this one, but I was tired of fighting the ice and making the mess. I hope it holds up.
     
  4. deerchooper

    deerchooper Out Of The Brooder

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    i just bought one from tractor supply a couple weeks ago, I think it was the farmer inventors brand, its been working great so far. I check the chicks before I go to work at 5am and its been in the single digits during the morning a couple of times.
     
  5. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May I ask where you got yours.I am from orange va.not far from you.
     
  6. deerchooper

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    bucky, I got it at tractor supply
     
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    bellschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is BOSS chicken food?
     
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    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black oiled sunflower seeds
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope you update on the progress of this model, reviews on these are usually awful. I know you say this is an improved version so should be good to hear if it truly is.
     
  10. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    I liked the new heated waterer so much that I added a second Allied Precision "new" Model 33 and it too has performed as expected. I can keep ice free water in the coop and the run around the clock. We've had a run of below zero temps with evening wind chills reaching -11. I haven't seen any ice in either waterer yet.

    The other day, my son forgot to plug in the waterer we have for the run after filling it. The tray was frozen solid the next morning. Even though the high that day was 28, the waterer had enough power to thaw itself in short order that morning. I was surprised that it would.
     
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