Tri-Pod Waterer, 8 gal
- Capacity: 8 gallon
- Suited for: adults
- Number of birds: 100
- Waterfowl: yes
- Base sits 5.5" above the ground.
How to Use
- Fill from top with a hose.
- Make sure valve is closed when filling.
- Once full, screw the cap back on and open the valve to enable the water to flow. Water will stop on its own due to vacuum seal.
- Water fill level is high so be sure to set it on flat ground to avoid spillage.
For additional information, see instructions above.
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Julie C from Minnesota
This is easy to fill if you have a hose or a wide mouthed funnel. The chickens took to it instantly. The dish does get dirty so you have to swip it out clean every day. The only frustrating element to it is the valve where the water comes out should be a hair lower. If the entire setup isn't PERFECTLY level, water runs out the side at a slow trickle. The instructions do state that it has to be level, but even once I do get it level, if the chickens scratch at the ground around it a little, it's immediately off. Just a tad too sensitive. Should have a little room for error if you ask me since most chicken yards I've seen are perfect. Plan to put a bead of silicone around the dish to try to solve the issue.
Amy S from Louisiana
We've been using this for about a week & so far, so good.
I didn't have any trouble regulating the water flow, as some have complained of, only needing to adjust it a couple of times immediately upon set-up.
I will say this, though - the legs on this are really lacking. They do not attach to the unit but rather, they depend on the weight of the water to keep them in place. I'm thinking about using Gorilla Glue to attach them, haven't decided yet.
As stated in directions & other reviews, you must have the unit level for it to function correctly. Common sense, really, and easily accomplished. We just eyeballed it, no problems.
I do flush it every so often to rid it of grit & debris that finds it's way in, which is to be expected.
Overall, a handy product that keeps the hens' water clear of poop.
Erin C from South Carolina
Love this waterer! Easy to fill! Best one I've tried!
Patrick B from Texas
Works great! Water tray at height stays cleaner longer. Less frequent fill intervals with large tank. Simple to fill. We love it!!!
Darrell V from Michigan
I raise small batches (150 - 250) of broilers in the coop in winter and outside in summer. I have used double-wall, galvanized waterers for over 30 years and they never last very long. Found these and thought I'd give them a try; bought two on a test basis. They worked better than anticipated. I have read all the reviews here and wonder about valve problems because I have experienced none. They have worked so well, I ordered two more.