Quick Clean Bucket Waterer, 5 gallon
- Capacity: 5 gal
- Approx. size: 18"H, 13" pan diameter, 2" pan depth. 5" legs
- Suited for: adults
- Number of birds: 60
- Waterfowl: yes
- Can it hang: no
How to Use
- Remove lid
- Add water
- Refill with hose or bucket
Note: It weighs 40 lbs when full, which is too heavy for most to carry. It must be placed on a level site and make sure the valve system is clean.
Cleaning: We suggest periodically dismantling and cleaning the unit to prevent hard water and algae build up from obstructing the float system.
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Rebecca G from California
I was so excited to receive this product and sadly it didn't work for us at all. The water will not stop leaking, making the bucket useless. I have rebuilt this many times trying to get it to work. I have also tried it on many surfaces to make sure it want a leveling problem. Like another reviewer said the triangle piece does come out. I real try flying it and see if that helps, but my hopes are low. I am really bummed, I really wanted this product to work.
Diane H from Kansas
I ordered one of these to test several months ago and loved it so order a couple more for my mixed flock of chickens and ducks. I love it, but can't keep the handle locked into place, so just got rid of the handle. I lift it by the top lip and it works fine.
Shelbe H from Missouri
Love the ease of filling the large waterer. The legs were a little tricky to screw in though. My main gripe is the lid needs some kind of lock down system. We got high winds last night and I found the lid on the other side of the chicken yard. Too expensive of a product to have to purchase another lid for. Will have to bungee it on or something so I don't lose it!!
Adam M from Connecticut
I did not get the legs for this waterer. I put them on milk crates or cinder blocks.
This item is very similar to the Tractor Supply waterer. The plastic of this waterer seems more rigid. I have mine exposed to sunlight, so I hope these have UV stabilizers. I think the Tractor Supply ones do not, and the lips started becoming brittle after a couple years of use outside.
Setup was fine. I did not like how the small triangle piece for in the base (for water regulation) was pressure fit in. It was too loose and kept popping out. I glued mine in so when I fill it, I eliminate the chance of loosing it in the lawn.
The inner ring is a 2 piece float similar to the Tractor Supply waterer I am replacing. They tend to fill with water over time and not release water appropriately. I fear this will happen with these, but it is nothing a little superglue wont fix.
The birds like them. They supply water. What is not to like?