There is a problem with this drinker, I’m disappointed to report a major design flaw that needs to be addressed. I used this drinker for about a week and kept finding the tank full and the tray dry. This is a death sentence in Phoenix where temps are 110+. There isn’t a vent in the cover, causing a vacuum and therefore a stoppage of water flow. I drilled a couple of holes in the lid and now it’s working nicely.
I thought the Free Range Easy Fill Drinker was a good choice for our farm because it held 3.5 gallons of water, keeping it cooler longer when the temps are extreme. For the price, I expected more, and now it’s up $10+ dollars!
I won’t tell you not to buy this drinker, but be prepared to drill a few holes in the cover or you’ll find your birds without water.
FYI: I’ve contacted the manufacturer about this problem.
Finally a drinker that’s easy to fill, simply take off the lid and fill it with the hose. Available in two sizes, 3.5 gallon & 6.25 gallon. Easy to clean, made of molded long-life plastic. Big handle for easy transport. This drinker isn’t designed to hang, I raise it using a cinder block for adult hens.
Feed waste is expensive, and the biggest reason for it is because chickens tip the feeder and it spills all over the place. These new designed feeders solve that problem because the birds have to reach inside the feeder to eat. The feeders I’m showing you below target this problem, and although they’re a bit more pricey, it’s definitely money well spent. Trust me, it’s time to pitch those ol’ fashion hanging feeders, reach a little deeper into your pocket and join the modern chicken keeping world. Lets take a look…
RentACoop Feeder (I use this one)
Package includes (1) 10lb Feeder which can be installed inside or outside of your coop on wood or wire. Dimensions are 5.5 x 5.5 x 17 Inches The 10lb Feeder prevents feed spill and is 100% waterproof. The design also deters rodents and wild birds from stealing and contaminating your chicken’s feed. Comes with all necessary hardware including 2 screws for installing on wood and 2 custom metal hooks for hanging on any type of wire (even 1/2″ hardware cloth) Suitable for all types of feed – Pellets, Crumbles, Grain and Scratch For Poultry 12 weeks and older only. Available on Amazon
KEBONNIXS Port Feeder& Drinker Set
Kebonnixs port feeder and cup waterer has overcome many of the common issues with the traditional metal or plastic chicken feeders or waterers.
The set includes: one cup waterer (2 gallon) and one port feeder(10 lbs), both of which can be installed inside or outside of your coop on wood or wire with using included screws or metal hooks. Available on Amazon
OverEZ Chicken Feeder For Large Flocks
This chicken feeder is the clean, convenient feeding solution for healthy chickens. Chicken feeder holds 50 lb. of feed and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It features a no-waste design and feeds chickens that are 12 weeks or older. Feeder may be placed inside a coop or outdoors. Sold by Tractor Supply
Got Baby Chicks Spilling Feed Everywhere?
Chick Feeder Dual Port
Chicks must be at least 1 week old to use feeder. Feed your chickens—not the ground! This 10″ high, mess-free feeder is practically revolutionary for those of us who have been feeding our flocks the old fashioned way. No-Waste! This innovative feeder solves all the problems of standard feeders. For starters, birds can’t spill their feed—the port design ensures it. Birds have to stick their heads in to eat. Lack of spillage not only keeps the mess to a minimum, but will also save you big bucks in the long run. Available at My Pet Chicken
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