Whats your favorite waterer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kylea0219, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Kylea0219

    Kylea0219 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up picking up two of these so far so good. Much less spilled than the other two waterers.
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I do use that standard plastic waterers with the red base for chicks.... But for my adults I use Fortex made in the USA black rubber feed pans.

    They are stellar, when they freeze solid you can kick out the giant ice cube and nothing breaks...

    Best thing ever for winter.
     
  3. Kylea0219

    Kylea0219 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep that in mind for the winter. I am in Western NY so we have pretty cold winters. Nothing like Alaska but it was a rough one last year.
     
  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I like the Metal little giant 5 gallon waterers.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Alaskan...do you do anything to prevent wattle dipping or feet in the bowl?
     
  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I do the samething in the winter. The temps get vlose to the same here. It is the best for winter.
     
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    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I dont. But I she might do something different. I havent had problems with anything freezing on the birds.
     
  8. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake


    No.

    None of them walk in the water in the winter. Often the water is mostly frozen over with only a small drinking area open.

    As to wattles..... Some roosters with very large wattles have frozen off the front edge.... But that heals up nicely completely on its own without me having to do anything.

    I think the metal feeders are a big problem... Now my feeder and waterer are rubber or plastic.
     
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  10. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Yeah... I don't think that you can totally eliminate it :idunno even if you kept all water off of the face, those front edges are thin... And if it gets super cold, well... There you are.
     

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