This is the best feeder I’ve ever had. My hens used it right away, and the problem of feed waste is over.
EASY to install
Most Important, no more waste. My hens can’t scratched the feed.
Note: My birds are young, that’s why the feeder is low on the fence. The proper height of drinkers & feeders is easy to remember. Never hang them higher than a chicken’s back. It’s also a good idea to keep the old feeding station in place until you’re sure they’ve learned to use the new one. The feeder does state this is for birds 12 weeks & older.
Many people are complaining this drinker overflows and leaves their birds without water, but there’s a simple fix to this problem! This drinker really is a good product, but there’s a trick to keeping it from leaking everywhere. I sent my first one back, the second ended up in the shed on a shelf. But now I use it every day and love it.
Solution to Overflowing
First of all, I’m sure you already know it’s important to place the drinker on level ground, and up on a cinder block is good practice too. But here’s the real trick to stop it from overflowing. After you fill the drinker full, loosely tighten the cover on top. Remove the black cap on side allowing the fountain to fill. While it’s filling, loosen the black cover on top (kind of a lot) then tighten it again. This will create the vacuum needed to stop it from overflowing. That’s it!
Which drinker is right for your chickens? It depends on many factors to say the least. Convenience should certainly be considered, but keep in mind, there are a variety of different drinkers available for many different reasons. For every need (or problem) someone has no doubt found a solution.
See all the different drinker types, get some ideas, and even learn how to make your own…