I was initially very excited to receive and use the waterer; the plastic is very thick and looks quite durable. Unfortunately the rubber stopper broke quickly (about 10 days of use); I didn't think this would impact the full functionality of the waterer but it now leaks continuously and all 4 gallons spill out even with the lid tightened. So sadly I have a really cute waterer that doesn't function at all.
After I contacted Urban-egg, who were very helpful, I finally got the cap on right and the drinker works great!
They rubber stopper took a few times to get right, but other than that. Now I get it in right first time everytime.😉 It is a fabulous waterer.
Company was great to work with. Easy fill back saver. Highly recommend
I like that it is raised off the ground. Our only complaint is that the rubber stopper is really hard to get into the hole to fill
This is our first flock of birds and the only drinker we have owned so unfortunately we have no basis for comparison. That said, the build quality is obviously excellent compared to silimarly styled feeders I saw in the local store. The removable legs were awesome for our chicks as they grew through their stages. My only criticism is that I have not found a way to turn it over without having a large spill. If I had seen the top-fill drinker first I would have purchased that instead.
We've had this installed for two months, and it's fabulous! We had problems with traditional watering buckets due to uneven ground and hanging buckets wouldn't balance (water would drain right out). This system solved all of our problems! Easy, easy to use!