Waterer Questions

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by IRL, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I'm currently using a 3 gallon plastic heated waterer for my flock: http://www.tractorsupply.com/farm-innovators-heated-poultry-fount-3-gal--1011128
    My two call ducks, 1 pekin, 3 Plymouth Rocks and 5 Buff Orpingtons finish the water very quickly and i have to fill it every night. Does this seem like a reasonable amount of water for them to go through, or is the waterer just leaking somehow? Also, can you recommend or have any ideas for a new waterer that i will have to fill less frequently, yet will still be able to be heated in the winter? Thanks!
     
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure how much ducks drink but if it is only used for drinking water, that seems like quite a bit. Is it in a place where you would see if it is leaking?

    Winter Watering is limited but if you are willing to switch out each winter, there are many much better options.
     

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