Jul 24, 2012

The Chicken Fountain & The Advantages of Poultry Nipple Watering Systems

"As a vet, I recommend that everyone raising hens change from open water sources to nipple drinkers....the hens get plenty of water, and the disease reduction is so striking that there is no doubt which is better." Dr. Mike Petrik, The Chicken Vet
I had been making my own poultry nipple waterers (PNW) for my quail recently when a new product came to my attention, The Chicken Fountain™. I read about The Chicken Fountain, but still could not understand what was better about it than the PNWs I had been making. That is, until the inventor, North Carolina resident Frank Cardaropoli, personally delivered and installed one for my chickens. I’m a “gotta see it to believe it” kind of consumer and now that I’ve seen it and watched my chickens using it, I am a firm believer that The Chicken Fountain is better for my chickens than any other water delivery system available.
Bantam Welsummer using The Chicken Fountain Poultry Nipple Watering System
The Chicken Fountain Benefits at a glance:
-Hooks up to a regular garden hose & refills automatically- water cannot run out, get warm or stagnate and algae cannot grow
-Patent-pending, semi-sealed system provides a fresh, clean, cold water supply
-No need for constant refilling by the chicken-keeper during hot weather
-Stainless steel nipples will not rust, corrode or clog
-Nipples allow access to water on demand (one drop or a steady stream-user’s choice)
-Water supply easily accessed for the addition of apple cider vinegar, supplements or medications
-Works in winter's cold after winterization.
The Chicken Vet on poultry nipple watering systems
Before I get into more detail about The Chicken Fountain, let’s look at some of the scientific facts about the use of poultry nipple waterers and the expert opinion of a practicing chicken veterinarian on the benefits of poultry nipple waterers over all other water delivery systems. I wrote to The Chicken Vet asking for his thoughts on the use of nipple waterers with backyard chickens and the following was his reply:

“In regards to [nipple waterers], there is no issue at all with availability of water. NOBODY who is raising chickens professionally has used cups, bell drinkers or troughs in the past 25 years....nipples have been used successfully on literally billions of chickens. The professional farmers across North America have made nipple drinkers the standard for all chickens and many turkeys (who are a little "slow" when it comes to finding water...even if it's right in front of them).
In fact, as a vet, I recommend that everyone raising hens change from open water sources to nipple drinkers....the hens get plenty of water, and the disease reduction is so striking that there is no doubt which is better.
Scissor Beaked Easter Egger using The Chicken Fountain poultry nipple watering system
This photo illustrates how easy it is for my scissor-beaked hen to drink from The Chicken Fountain. She no longer needs to bend down, attempt to scoop up water into her severely twisted beak from an open waterer and hope that some of it drips back into her throat.The water flows effortlessly into her mouth, which is a relief to both me and Esther.
A research paper published in the scientific journal "Animal Welfare" in 2008* compared broiler chickens' preferences in different water sources, and had this to say:
'These results further support the hypothesis that chickens find nipple drinkers an acceptable means of drinking, provided they are at a height that the birds find comfortable and convenient. When nipple drinkers are presented at the same height as a bowl of water, then nipple drinkers are either preferred or there is no significant preference. The importance of comfort and ease of drinking is emphasized by the finding that when both the bowl and nipples are raised and the birds have to stretch to drink from either one, stretching to peck at nipple drinker is preferred to stretching to drink at a highly unusual angle from a bowl.'


Another study on the biomechanics of drinking in laying hens from the Journal Zoomorphology in 1992** shows clearly that hens develop different body movements to drink from different sources of water, such as drinking droplets (such as found on a nipple drinker), or by immersing the beak and scooping water (as would happen in open drinkers). They found that developing these behaviors was not difficult or unnatural for birds, since they regularly will drink water that is suspended on leaves or blades of grass.


Basically, as long as you do not let your hens run out of water and make sure they are aware of the water source both nipple drinkers and open waterers provide plenty of water availability. You need to have about 3" of open waterer space per hen as a minimum and 1 nipple per 9 hens, again as a minimum.

The advantage of a nipple system is that it is quite resistant to bacterial growth, unlike the septic soup that most open waterers quickly become. I cannot recommend strongly enough that backyard chicken keepers consider using a nipple watering system for their hens, if it is practical to do so.
Make sure your hens get used to drinking out of nipples before you remove the open waterers, but once they are accustomed to drinking from nipples, they will be at far less risk of disease. Think of it this way....in third world countries, the most significant health improvements are gained when a village is able to drink water from a contained system such as a well, rather than from an open system such as a river or pond....your hens will respond similarly.  
Dr. Mike Petrik, DVM, MSc
The Chicken Vet

Inventor of The Chicken Fountain poultry nippple watering system
Frank Cardaropoli, the inventor of The Chicken Fountain, having a chat with my peeps.

The questions of whether and why to use nipple waterers aside, let’s take a look at The Chicken Fountain.  I had a lot of questions about how it worked and how it is different from other PNWs waterers, so I posed them to the inventor and these are his replies:


Q: What makes The Chicken Fountain different from a poultry nipple waterer I can make myself?
A: The Chicken Fountain is a semi-sealed, passive flow watering device. Typically the waterers that people make themselves are a bottle or bucket with some poultry nipples attached to the bottom. This works fine at keeping dirt and droppings out but, depending on the size, can result in algae growth. Those units must be manually refilled. If not refilled, your flock runs the risk of being without water. Long weekend getaways are a problem too because you have to get somebody to check the waterers.
The Chicken Fountain
Q: I have large fowl & bantam breeds, will both be able to access the water or will I have to buy two?
A: Birds of different heights can all use The Chicken Fountain. Just take some bricks, wood, stones  and put them under a couple of the nipples to allow the smaller birds to step up to access the nipples. 


Q: How do I clean TCF?
A: I have had my fountain installed for over 2 years now and have never had to clean it. Our system turns the water at a high rate so water never sits stagnant in it. If you really wanted to clean it we recommend that you disconnect the water line open the access cap and dump the water out. Then take a light solution of bleach water and fully swish it around the fountain. Remove all of the cleaning solution and flush, flush, flush until there is no hint of a smell from the cleaner. Hook it back up and you are good to go...But again we have never had to clean out our unit in over 2 years!

Q: Will the nipples freeze up? Can the PVC crack? 
A: An optional heater system is available that that will keep the water at 41°F and neither the water nor the nipples will freeze. Use common sense in installing your unit and don't place it where it will be buried in snow drifts or constantly subjected to high, freezing winds.


Because we have a semi sealed system, not a closed system, if the water should ever freeze it has room to expand in the unit. In other systems or in homemade dripper systems, the freezing water has no room to expand and the result is a cracked system.

Q: How big a unit will I need/ how many chickens do you recommend per nipple?
A: We recommend a maximum of 3 or 4 birds per nipple. We sell three different size units, our Mini system handles up to 6 birds our Standard system handles up to 16 birds and our Mega system handles 40+ birds.
Tolbunt Polish Frizzles using The Chicken Fountain poultry nipple watering system
SIMPLE ASSEMBLY of 
The Chicken Fountain
Everything needed to assemble the Chicken Fountain comes included in the shipping box- except a hammer.
The Chicken Fountain parts
Apply glue.
The Chicken Fountain assembly, add arms
 Add arms
The Chicken Fountain assembly
The Chicken Fountain assembly add plastic hangars
 Add plastic hangars.
The AdvanThe Chicken Fountain assembly
 Hang on the wall or fence & stabilize with hangars.
The Chicken Fountain installation
 Ensure level hanging.
The Chicken Fountain installed in the run
 Attach water supply line with hose fitting.
The Chicken Fountain attached to hose
 Attach hose & let 'er rip!
The Chicken Fountain assembled
Flock using The Chicken Fountain
POULTRY NIPPLE WATERER TRAINING
My chickens were using the Chicken Fountain before Frank had left my driveway- there was no learning curve. As soon as Esther, my scissor-beaked hen, took a few hits off the pin, the other flockers soon followed. Switching chickens over to nipple drinkers should only be done in cooler temperatures in case there is a learning curve involved, however.

Some find it helpful to attach a rubber band in a slip knot formation around one nipple on the end of the unit to allow a stream of dripping water to draw the chickens’ attention to it. Very quickly they learn that cool water is dispensed from the nipples and the rubber band can be removed. 

If The Chicken Fountain must be introduced to chickens in In warm weather, it should be used in addition to traditional waterers until the flock gets the hang of them and temperatures are moderate.
Silver Spangled Hamburg hen using The Chicken Foutnain
The following excerpt from one of my previous blog posts about the importance of water to chickens and I believe it bears repeating here: 

Access to clean, fresh water is vital to chickens' health as well as their egg production. Depriving them of water for even a few hours can halt egg production for weeks.
"Water is involved in every aspect of poultry metabolism. It plays important roles in regulating body temperature, digesting food, and eliminating body wastes. At normal temperatures, poultry consume at least twice as much water as feed. When heat stress occurs, water consumption will double or quadruple."

"Water is often taken for granted, and yet it is probably the most essential nutrient. Water is by far the single constituent of the body, and, in general, represents about 70% of total body weight. Access to water is very important, and a lack of water for several hours will probably cause a decline in egg production. Hens are more sensitive to a lack of water than a lack of feed.”  

"Water and food consumption rates are interdependent, so reduced water intake can also lead to reduced food intake. There are other factors that affect water intake, with temperature being the most obvious one. For example, chickens drink between 30-50% more water when the environmental temperature is above 32oC compared with when it is 21oC. Water intake is also affected by the type of drinkers used. The rule of thumb for water intake is that water intake is usually 1.5 to 2 times feed intake."

“Water in the crop softens the feed so that digestion can occur. Without the water, dry feed forms clumps in the crop that can press on the bird’s carotid artery, decreasing blood flow to the brain. This can cause paralysis and possible death. Poultry anatomy complicates matters. A split in the upper hard palate of the beak allows air into the nasal passages and prevents the chicken from forming a vacuum in its mouth. Hens, therefore, rely on gravity to draw water into the crop."

WINTERIZING THE CHICKEN FOUNTAIN
If you use a poultry nipple watering system, you're probably accustomed to packing it up for the winter due to frozen water and frozen pins, but The Chicken Fountain can be used all winter long with no worries about frozen water or frozen pins. Temperatures have gotten down to -25°F without ever freezing. Here's how we winterize our Chicken Fountain in Connecticut. 
Winterizing The Chicken Fountain instructions
WINTERIZATION SUPPLIES:
heavy duty aluminum foil
duct tape
Heater OPTIONAL (we have never used one and have not needed to)

1. Disconnect The Chicken Fountain from hose and empty it. Cap the main housing unit where the hose attached to it because manual filling of the unit will be required in the winter. 

2. Remove the stainless steel pins out of the orange nipple housings and replace them with copper pins.

3. Wrap heat tape around The Chicken Fountain ensuring that the heat tape TOUCHES EACH PIN.

4. Wrap heavy duty aluminum foil around the entire unit, covering the heat tape, but leaving the pins and orange housings exposed.
5. Wrap The Chicken Fountain with duct insulation

6. Cover every inch of the duct insulation with duct tape. This step was necessary because our chickens began pecking at and eating the duct insulation. 

7. Install The Chicken Fountain as usual. Fill unit with water and insert heater (optional). Place "winter cap" seen here on top of the main housing unit. Plug in heat tape and heater. 
The Chicken Fountain operational at 28°F while this Serama rooster has a sip.
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Citations/sources/further reading:
* Welfare implications of nipple drinkers for broiler chickens, E Houldcroft, C Smith, R Mrowicki, L Headland, S Grieveson, TA Jones and MS Dawkins* Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK, © 2008 Universities Federation for Animal Welfare The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK Animal Welfare 2008, 17: 1-10 ISSN 0962-7286 
**Flexibility of the drinking mechanism in adult chickens (Gallus gallus) (Aves), J. Heidwaller, J.A. van loon, and G.A., Zweers Animal Morphology, Zoological Laboratory, University of Leiden, Kaiserstraat 63, NL-2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands,  Zoomorphology (1992) 111-: 141-159
Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®


950 comments :

  1. This is amazing! I think I need to check out their website. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. I desperately need this. My girls have a huge trough about a yard wide & 18 inches deep that I can barely dump out to clean. It get filthy so fast with green mossy stuff if I let it go too long. Also, its a pretty long walk in the cold Colorado weather & I would be thankful to know they had clean water always. <3

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    2. just to know my girls have healthier water at all times would make my day....

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    3. just to know my girls have clean healthy water, would make my day. dosen't take much to make me happy ,but if my girls arn't happy i am not happy......

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  2. I ordered one. No more guessing if they've run out of water in this heat because the cap wasn't screwed on just right. He service was amazingly fast. Mine should be here Monday. I ordered it Wednesday night and requested 3 nipples on each side.

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    1. Good for you, Jo! You and your chickens are going to love it! Check back in with me and let me know what you think!

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  3. Good way to keep the cool water readily available and even better KEEP IT CLEAN!

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  4. I would really like the chicken fountain it would free up so much time and have a cleaner water for my chickens

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  5. Great way to keep cool water available at all times and even better than the auto water-er I already us because it would always be CLEAN

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  6. I would LOVE to win one cause it is so much healthier for chickens!!! We also do a lot of camping and Im sure my mom would love not having to clean waters out 2 or more times a day ;))
    Katie

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  7. This fountain would really save time and keep the water cleaner for my chickens

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  8. The fountain would make giving clean water to my small flock so much easier. Right now I have a small waterer up on bricks but they still manage to kick some dirt in it throughout the day. This would be a bit of a spacesaver too.

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  9. We would LOVE to win one of these cause it is so much better for chickens!!! We also do a lot of camping and Im sure my mom would love not having to clean waters out 2 or more times a day!!! ;))
    Katie

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  10. I have the nipples and a bowl hooked to a 5 gal. bucket and they love it. I would be willing to run a hose out for this!

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  11. Jessica Casteel8/13/12, 12:33 PM

    I LOVE this setup! I have to change my hanging waterers every day from the dust, dirt, ect. I would love to have one of these!

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  12. AMAZING! I've been lookin for an alternative for my flock, since we get a LOT of standing water and algea here in the Pac NW.

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  13. this is so OSIM. i really want to get this because my little chickie poos would love it. fresh water all the time. and one less thing cluttering up their coop.

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  14. I'd like this waterer for my girls because I don't get daily quality time with them. I worry that their supply may get fouled and I don't like depending on an open water supply if something comes up and I can't get out to see them. I would LOVE the assurance that they have constant access to clean water at all times!

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  15. I am greatly intrigued by this product. I have 18 chickens and have 40 eggs in the incubator. We are constantly refilling and cleaning all the waterers. It makes me super nervous in hot weather that we are not cleaning them enough. I believe the chicken fountain would solve that problem.

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  16. Per your instructions today, I would love to get a Chicken Fountain for our new experiment of keeping chickens! With all the weird weather this year in the Pacific Northwest (most recently bloody hot!) it would be great to have a water system we don't have to worry about. Our chickens are still young, so I bet they would take to it like it was a grasshopper! Now, if they would also design such a system for our dogs... :) (Yes I know about the Lixit)

    FB username is ComedyClumber Spaniels

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  17. Shannon Schilling8/13/12, 12:36 PM

    I use the nipples in a 50 gallon drum, but would love one of these for my grow out pen. It would be a perfect application for that pen. My girls love having fresh, clean water and I love not cleaning out nasty water founts!

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  18. I would love to have the Chicken Fountain! The main reason is I constantly worry about them running out of water. Plus all the "mess" they make in their water. I am a momma of 5 stinky boys, I work full time and attend college full time so this would make my days a little easier. I LOVE my hennies, it makes my day when I go tuck them in at night because they are all waiting to greet me =)
    reneehgmeals@yahoo.com

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  19. I would love to have the Chicken Fountain, but more importantly need one out here in Phoenix, Arizona. It is already over 100 at 9am and difficult to keep them watered and cool water at that. This would make them so happy to have fresh water running all day. I fill them up with water and ice approx 5-6 times a day in hopes of keeping them hydrated and a bit cool.

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  20. Esther Widgren8/13/12, 12:40 PM

    I think I'm going to have to investigate buying one of these setups! I'm so tired of seeing the dirty water in my current waterers. And I'm sure the girls are tired of it too! They just can't help themselves when it comes to scratching dirt and bedding into the water.

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  21. Rebecca Garrett8/13/12, 12:40 PM

    I already like The Chicken Fountain and I want to win one of these so bad! I have several different waters and I'm not happy with any of them. They are either dirty or the waterer is slimy or both! I've had it, I need a chicken fountain!!

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  22. My hubby made me a wonderful no mess/no waste auto feed chicken trough feeder. Now that I have it, I can't imagine feeding my chicks without it! My hens asked me to leave a note and let you know how much they would love to win this fabulous no mess/no waste chicken waterer. :) The design is awesome and would make a great addition to our coop. :)

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  23. This looks like a wonderful way of giving my feathered kids clean water Would it work hooked up to a water bucket (gravity system) or does it HAVE to be hooked up to a hose?

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    1. It doesn't have to be hooked up to a hose, it can be filled manually, but one of the best features of it is that it can be hooked up to a water source so that the supply is constantly cool and fresh.

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  24. I would love the nipples for my quail. I am using water bottles right now and funds are tight for nice equipment. I am using all I can and if filling the waterers will be at ease and I can keep my birds more hydrated like the chickens that would be a blessing. A hen will lose so much water after laying an egg it is very important to provide fresh water daily.

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  25. I would love the nipples for my quail. I am using water bottles right now and funds are tight for nice equipment. I am using all I can and if filling the waterers will be at ease and I can keep my birds more hydrated like the chickens that would be a blessing. A hen will lose so much water after laying an egg it is very important to provide fresh water daily.

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  26. I need one of these for my chickens. It looks like it will help them stay cool in this heat wave.

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  27. I would LOVE to try the Chicken Fountain! I have a bucket nipple system now that a friend made . The thought of not having to worry about whether my "ladies" have enough water would be awesome! We are talking about expanding to raising Silkies and Ameraucanas also (show quality) so yeah. . . this would be awesome to win!!

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  28. I think my chickens would love this having water on demand. It would be so nice not to worry about water in the high temperatures we have here.

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  29. I would really love the nipple waterers for my quail. I am low on funds and feed costs have risen tremendously. I have my quail on water bottles, but that takes half a day to refill each one since I have so many quail. Hydration is important as the hen loses so much water after laying that egg.

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  30. I've researched this product and I definetly need one. I am constantly filling and cleaning water containers. I get so nervous in hot weather that the poor chickens are not getting enough water. If I don't win one it is definetly going on my bd. list.

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  31. I need this for my chickens. It looks like it will help them stay cool in this heat wave.

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  32. I would like a Chicken Fountain to help with our chickens. Sometimes watering & feeding the chickens with a toddler is very wet! Also I would like to try to set up a system to collect the rain water to help be more Green :)

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  33. I would be beyond thrilled to have another time saving, and sanitary, product here on the farm!!

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  34. I totally need this!! My chickens are currently drinking from a creek in the backyard. I am not sure how clean and healthy that water is!

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  35. Kathi McBride Martin8/13/12, 12:49 PM

    This is great, especially for those of us that are disabled and may need help with some things. It also looks like algae growth isn't a problem with the system either.

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  36. I would like a Chicken Fountain to help with our chickens. Sometimes watering & feeding the chickens with a toddler is very wet! Also I would like to try to set up a system to collect the rain water to help be more Green :)

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  37. I have three black australorps and two dark EEs along with two light colored EEs. I have never seen such messy chickens! It would be wonderful not to have to change their water a dozen times a day!

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  38. This would make life soooo much better for me and my chickens.....easy to fill and clean water! Awesome!
    Send one my way!
    Thanks.
    Peyton Woody

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  39. I'd love to win one so we don't have to worry about the girls constantly getting their water dirty with anything they can imagine to put in there! Some days I think they're trying to make soup!

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  40. I'd love to win one so that the girls will always have clean water and we don't have to worry about them constantly getting their water dirty with anything they can think to put in there. Some days I think they're trying to make soup!

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  41. I think it would be beneficial because it keeps the water clean and fresh.

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  42. Hello Kathy, love your page and all the ideas you come up with..The chicken fountain would be awesome to have..My dozen free rangers have a wide area to roam..3acres..I have water buckets every where, tote, fill, refill, spill, haha..I just really could use this gadget..Sheilah Locklear..

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  43. Leaving a comment for the giveaway. I think these waterers would be much more sanitary. I would love to win one! Dawn Elfe

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  44. Colleen Mills8/13/12, 1:05 PM

    This is one of the best ideas I have seen in a long time.
    I am just getting started with backyard chickens, but it is a big challenge to keep enough clean water in these drought conditions.I would love one of these chicken fountains to help keep my flock healthy and happy.

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  45. I love the idea of clean drinking water for my chickens. I don't know if it would work for my fryers. We raise 200+ chickens in the fall to butcher 8 weeks later and share with family, I'm not certain it could keep up with all of them. Cool idea!

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    1. It would work with your meat birds. The water is supplied through a hose and automatically re-fills as they drink it down when it reaches a certain level.

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  46. Great information! Thank you! I would love to win one!

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  47. I just became "mommy" to some sultans, and those fluffy heads of theirs are always getting in the water! I'd love to have something that would help to keep them clean, and prevent any issues come winter. They're such sweet, rare birds.
    Thanks!
    Lorraine Wood

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  48. We have just a big bucket for our water, I would love a Chicken Fountain!! That is a great idea! Kathy, as always, your blog is very informative!!!

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  49. I'm sick of filling and lugging around buckets. My flock would love this Chicken Fountain.

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  50. I would love to have one to have healther and happier chickens!! Love all the benefits that this offers!! :)

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  51. I would love to win a chicken Fountain because I work full time. Even though I have waterers everywhere, they're filthy by the time I get home....

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  52. this would be so much healthier for my babies. my flock would love this chicken fountain

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  53. I would love to have one of these so that my chickens can more easily be able to get water.

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    1. I have liked both of the other two items, my name is "Bradley Hall."

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  54. This sounds wonderful for ME and the CHICKS. Nice clean cool water all the time for them and few worries for ME. I have a problem carrying the water back to the run every day and this time of year has to be done 2 or 3 times a day.I think one of these chicken fountains would be a blessing and make all of us a lot happier. Will have to see what I can do about a change. Water will stay cool even in our hot dry Texas weather? Oh, and how about winter , what keeps it from freezing? Thanks and it would be wonderful to win one!!! Janese Sears

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  55. I would love to get one that is heated for the winter months! Wonder how much it costs?....

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    1. It depends on which model you buy. Check them out at http://www.chickenfountain.com

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  56. Kimberly Coslit8/13/12, 1:23 PM

    This would be great for my parents chicken coop. It would help them out so much.

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  57. I love this! I could definitely use this. Just getting started with chickens. We have 7 chicks that are almost ready to be moved outside to the coop and I'd love to use this.

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  58. I would LOVE to win The Chicken Fountain! Any help with my peeps is always a plus for them! The Chicken Chick, has been an awesome blog to follow, even if I have been reading it anonymously for awhile now.

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  59. Christine Natvig8/13/12, 1:24 PM

    My kids keep chickens as a way to learn how to run a business. They are responsible for the maintenance and care of the chickens. They are 9 and 11. This waterer would greatly help them keep the coop and pen clean.

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  60. I would love to have a Chicken Fountain. I have 12 chickens and am expanding my flock. The fountain would help with all the water bowls that I now have to keep filling up all day long. With the fountain I would not have to worry about them on the days that I am not home all day.I would know that they had fresh, clean water. Great Page with a lot of great info.

    Katherine Jackson

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  61. I would LOVE to have a fountain for my little girls! It is over 100 here pretty much every day now and I fret over them. I have 2 traditional waterers, but they are high maintenance and I have to check them frequently in case they get knocked over. Having a chicken fountain would be heaven!

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  62. Our chickens' water is always filthy--I don't know how they manage to get their feet in. I'm tired of wasting water!

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  63. Not sure it published my first entry.

    I would love a chicken fountain for my flock of 12. I am expanding my flock, I am on my way to pick up chicks today. Having a fountain would help me with not having to fill water bowls all day long. It would also help on the days that I am away from home for long periods of time. I will know the girls have fresh, clean water.

    Great page lots of good info. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us.

    Katherine Jackson

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  64. Amy Willard - Facebook8/13/12, 1:32 PM

    I am a newbie chicken keeper....ordered 25 "rainbow layers" this spring, and they are a DELIGHT. WATER and fresh water to them is a 3 or 4 times a day project, as it gets hot in the covered waterer and DIRTY in the open containers I leave for them. This would be a GREAT solution, and I hope to order one next month after I get paid. Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention!

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  65. Clean wate is always a proble and this would solvethat issue! Thanks

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  66. I would love the opportunity to have one of these. My coop is about 200 yards from my house, I have to carry water in two buckets about four times a day, making sure my babies have fresh water is very important to me.

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  67. I would love The Chicken Fountain as it would be wonderful for the health of my babies in this Arizona weather of 115 today!. Love their site! Thank you.

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  68. Diane Jordan8/13/12, 1:41 PM

    Oh this would be great! CLEAN WATER!! Not as messey!

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  69. I just received 80 chicks (30 more than I expected) with 2 hens hatching more any day now. Since there are so many of them, they get to scratching the shaving and fill their water up very quickly. I would love a Chicken Fountain to make sure they all have clean water during the day. Especially in this 100 degree heat!! Thank you for sharing this product and giving the change to win one.

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  70. I just received 80 chicks (30 more than I expected) and I have 2 hens hatching more any day now. Since there are so many of them and the chicks get to scratching the shaving they fill their water up very quickly. I would love a Chicken Fountain to make sure they all have clean water during the day. Especially in this 100 degree heat!! Thank you for sharing this product and giving the change to win one.

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  71. I liked them on FB and left a message and of course I already liked you on FB too!

    I would love to have this for my chickens!! While we don't get a lot of hot weather where I live, the hot weather we have had this summer has kept me at home a lot because I didn't want to be away too long without being here to check their water!! I would hate for them to run out! This would be so great to win! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  72. Christina Vissichelli8/13/12, 1:52 PM

    My 12 yr old son would love this chicken waterer!! He diligently waters the 4 chicken coups several times a day. He loves his birds and never complains about attending the birds. This waterer would be sooo much more efficent. It would free up more time for him to just "hang out" with his birds. It would also be great to share with others during our city coop tours. Thank you from Tucson, AZ for this opportunity.

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  73. I keep trying to figure out how to leave my name on here. Fay Shelton Carmona. would love to have one, I keep looking at the website and cannot figure out if it is attached to a hose or a water supply.

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  74. I have five chickens in the heat of Texas and have not been able to save up enough or upcycle for any form of efficient watering system. I am letting them in the house to cool off at the moment. I would reallllly appreciate it. Love, #brokehomesteader

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  75. I need a fountain because I'm broke and my chickens are hot here in Texas! Lol. I let them in the house at this time to cool off but I haven't been able to find the upcycle materials nor afford this kind of efficiency for my babies and would love it

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  76. Sounds and looks like a great system. I would love to have one of these to help keep my flock hydrated with fresh water on demand, during these extreme southern heat and it would be healthy for my babies. Lugging a 5 gallon waterer every other day to clean the and provide fresh water is a task. I would do anything to keep my flock healthy and happy and this most certainly would benefit them!

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  77. What a timesaver for my Farmer (hubby) this would be...and I'm sure the chickens would enjoy having fresh clean water, that the ducks have not been playing in, EVERY time they want to get a drink...and if it will help keep the water cooler, that is a wonderful bonus!

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  78. What a timesaver for my Farmer (hubby) this would be...and I'm sure the chickens would enjoy having fresh clean water, that the ducks have not been playing in, EVERY time they want to get a drink...and if it will help keep the water cooler, that is a wonderful bonus!

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  79. I would love a chicken fountain for my new girls. We are building a coop and run, so it would make a wonderful addition to their new home. Great product.

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  80. We have 12 adorable hens and twice a year we keep meat birds aplenty and we are always running to fill water. We could really use one of these for our ladies and gents! Please pick me!!!

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  81. I need one of these , my chickens would love it.

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  82. I would LOVE to win this! Why you ask, who wouldn't! this is an amazing product sanitary, fresh clean drinking water for your hens, no worries about feces getting into the water, or hurting your back carrying water several times a day. Thank you for this opportunity to win one.

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  83. bratpack4u@yahoo.com8/13/12, 2:06 PM

    I'd love to have this for my chickens so they would always have access to clean fresh water. Scrubbing and My DH helps me but as he is disabled this would would make life easier for both of us and our chickens.

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  84. Clean water is always a problem and this looks like it will solve it!

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  85. I need a chicken fountain because the temperatures here are well over 100 degrees most of the year (110 for the last three weeks!!) and in the low 20's during the winter. We don't have an in-between!! Lol!! Our well water is also very hard water and tends to calcify every traditional automatic waterer that we've tested but this one sounds remarkably different in how it circulates water. I'd buy one myself if my husband and I hadn't BOTH recently lost our jobs (on the bright side, that's what brought us to our farm!) You can read about our "adventures in rebuilding our lives... and our dilapidated family farm" on my blog if you'd like: http://LostandFarm.WordPress.com

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  86. We are building a coup and run for our new girls. The Chicken Fountain would be a wonderful addition to their new home. Great product.

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  87. My chickens work so hard to feed and entertain our family that they deserve the BEST!! Both my lovely hens and I would be so grateful to win The Chicken Waterer. It would also be a huge help in keeping our coop clean and sanitary. Thank you for offering this contest! Colleen O"Neill Knudsen and the Happy Hens <3

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  88. My name is Ann Milligan and I would love a chicken fountain for the high heat here in central California. We also have very hard well water which tends to clog most nipples and self-waterers but what I'm reading here is that the chicken fountain has tackled these issues. Owning one would be a dream come true!

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  89. Julia Guest8/13/12, 2:14 PM

    This would come in soooo handy, instead of carrying 2 5gal buckets out to water 30 chickens and they cant knock it over!!! Great Idea

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  90. Rosalind Townsend8/13/12, 2:22 PM

    I would love to have a Chicken Fountain! It would mean I could leave home for a day or two and not worry about my chickens having fresh clean water. Also would eliminate my endless scouring of their water containers now in the NC HOT HUMID weather. What a wonderful idea and best of luck with your patent.

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  91. I think I should win the Chicken Fountain because it would make the life of a Paramedic who works long crazy hrs who has began this year with a flock of 40 chickens a lot easier.. instead of all the free time cleaning water jugs and all the work stuff affiliated with chickens.. I could spend a little more time just enjoying them.. Thank you..
    Dawnita

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  92. It just seems so much cleaner!

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  93. I would love to win this for my flock because as a paramedic who works long crazy hours.. this would make it much easier to know they have fresh, clean water while I'm gone to work. Now they have several waterers around for the 40 in my flock.. but for some reason..they love to scratch shavings in the pan..
    Thank you,
    Dawnita

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  94. I recently was introduced to nipple waterers and they alone have made my poultry keeping hobby much easier to do. Currently, my husband and I are building a new building and was planning to go with PNW's. Now I will be looking into which chicken fountains would best suit my plans as I will have 8 different pens in the new hut!

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  95. We are just getting started and that would make it so much easier to water the chickens and they would have fresh water available at all times. But how do you keep it from freezing and busting in the winter time?

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  96. Nikki Seiler8/13/12, 2:48 PM

    OH MY WORD!!!!! I love it!!!!!!! (is that an okay reason to win????? LOL).... Jesting aside, we live on 10 acres in the middle of no where and decided (Lord help us!!) two years ago to bring all five of our children home and school them academically simultaneously to 'real life' exercises and chores. We provide all our own milk (via our lovely goats cricket and Winsum, we raise our own hogs and we now have a brood of 20 chickens. Faith, my exceptionally amazing 11 year old, is in charge of the chickens (which is proving NOT to be her forteit in life - but she gets 100% for effort)- LOL!! I would be SUCH a happy camper to cease having to badger Faith to clean the chickie's water ..... oh yesssssireeee!!!!

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  97. Wanda Lauscher8/13/12, 2:49 PM

    Wow! Love it. I can see it being so much more sanitary then my present standard waterer...which gets dirty no matter how hard I try to arrange it.

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  98. I would lov on of these waterers! I am constantly refilling their watering containers. Not only would I not have to worry about them running out of water but they would also be drinking clean water!

    candlesbyamye@yahoo.com

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  99. Laurie Richardson8/13/12, 2:53 PM

    I would LOVE to get this chicken fountain for my Splash Silkies so that their fuzzy little heads don't get wet every time they get a drink! Love your Facebook too!!!!

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  100. Wow, this looks great! It would be great to have a water system we don't have to worry about. This would make life soooo much better and much healthier for my chickens. I would be thrilled to have this time saving, and sanitary, product!!

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  101. Wow, this looks great! It would be great to have a water system we don't have to worry about. This would make life soooo much better and much healthier for my chickens. I would be thrilled to have this time saving, and sanitary, product!!

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  102. This is so fantastic! I had no idea how much hassel it would save! I would love to have one for our girls since I have YET to figure out a good watering system for them!! I bet I could put this together and put half the nipples on one side of the run fence and the other half on the outside for the free girls this would save the hassle of TWO waterers! psss but I still need two because I have two coops besides!!! lol I would LOVE to be chosen and fingers cross for that random WINNER!!! Thanks Kathy and the Water system people!! Sally Sunshine on Pinterest

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  103. I would love the Chicken fountain so I will not have to carry water to my chicks this year in the snow. They are going to love the nice clean water each day and will never have to wait on me again for fresh water. We live in the high desert and I am setting up a rain barrel so that their water is closer by than it is now. This will be a wonderful help. Thank you for setting up this contest.

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  104. I would love a waterer since I have YET to find one that is not a hassel!!! Thank you!!

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  105. I would love the chicken fountain, here we are in the high desert and to get water to my chicks takes a lot. In the winter we have snow and I have to keep it from freezing, int he summer I have to constantly give them fresh water. I plan on installing a rain barrel so that they always have water and this will help a lot. I plan on hooking it up to the fountain so my chicks will always have fresh water. I have been dreaming of owning one. Thanks for a wonderful contest.

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  106. This seems like a great fix to a constant problem. My chickens and I are struggling with the heat. I am constantly battling to keep their water fresh and cool for them, especially during the summer. I can only imagine how difficult it will be to keep the water from freezing during the winter. My girls would love and appreciate a system like this. I'm sure I can get all my chicken farming friends to get one of these, once they see how great they work.

    Kyle Huddy,
    Reno, NV

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  107. I so want one of these I have one that I have to turn over and fill from the bottom it is a Big mess & a Big hassel every day. I love my girls but I hate watering them!
    Amy McDaniel Tharp

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  108. Since I have been having health problems.I have been working hard not to have to downsize.This seems like a GREAT product that would go very far in helping with the work load on my farm.

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  109. I thinks is a nice idea. I hate the big waters we have and they don't seem that clean. This would be perfect for our girls!!!

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  110. I think this is a wonderful idea. As I work to become more self suffient, this is a great time saver. And no more worries if I can't check on my feathered babies as often as I would like. And I am from NC also! Can't seem to link to this comment so...bethisforgiven@hotmail.com

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  111. Well I had already "liked" your blog a while back, and I had liked and posted you sent me back when you first introduced this product, aka before he came to install your for you and bring Maxon down here ; ) And I would LOVE to have this product for my coop so that I can have a healthier way for my kids to get their water and that I do not have to lug around the 5 gallon and 2 gallon waterer every day for the clean and fill! Thanks for all your help with and about the chickens!

    Heidi

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  112. Thanks for the giveaway - I've liked both fb pages and want to win this for my daughter's flock. I know they don't keep the water as fresh and clean as they should. This would make it much easier on them and I know the chickens would be happier. :)
    cokelush@gmail.com

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  113. Shirley Abbott8/13/12, 3:40 PM

    I NEED this so bad. I live in south Texas!!!!

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  114. We are getting disabled enough that hauling buckets of water is getting tough for us, but if we win could def use this and would post pics of the results all year long as well. love your site.

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  115. Katie Gurnsey8/13/12, 3:54 PM

    Why WOULDN'T anyone want a chicken fountain?!? I know I want one! Easy....clean water for healthy chickens....

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  116. Why would I like a chicken fountain? Because they're GREAT!

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  118. I live in AZ and just lost my 2 EE hens last wk. They had knocked over the water in the coop. There was a heat advisory that day. They really were part of the family and it was very traumatic to discover that they had died. I really believe that they would still be here if I would have had a chicken fountain. I would love to win this for my other hens that survived. Thank you!

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  119. Either the chickens are out of water when I get home during the summer months after having to work a shift or it's filthy with poop and feathers in it and I have to constantly dump and put in clean water for them. Needless to say, this would be so much better for both them and me!!

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  120. I would like a chicken so that my girls could always have clean fresh water. Now we are using automatic water and the ladies love to get dirt in it so I am constantly cleaning it. I am also planning to build a new coop soon and this would be a great addition! Thank you for all your wonderful give always and good luck to the lucky winner of such a great product!

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  121. Laurie &amp; Mark Ashley8/13/12, 5:14 PM

    We would like to have a Chicken Fountain, as this is our first flock ever and we want to start off right! We really appreciated all of the health benefits listed above in your blog, but also the fact that it will help with heat induced stress is a big factor to us, as we live in the south where its very warm and muggy. Our peeps are only 4 weeks old now, so still not outside just yet. We are anticipating how much water they may go through in a day/evening, and are very interested in an automatic, nipple drinking system to keep the mess at a minimum, and the girls well hydrated at the same time.

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  122. I NEED one!! I was thinking of getting two. One for both flocks. Either way, gotta have at least one!

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  123. A Chicken Fountain would be great for me. I have 2 geese and they drink so much water and get the water very dirty. I used to use 2 plastic chicken waters, but the geese would drink so much water and get it dirty. Now I just fill up a shallow 5-6 gallon plastic storage tub. I try to clean out their water every day, most of the time twice. Having the chicken fountain would allow my chickens to have a totally separate water supply from my geese. Even if the geese figured out how to use it, there would be less water waste and ALWAYS fresh clean water supply. I may have to get one anyways, but winning one would be awesome and it would allow me to try it out. Then I still will probably get a second one :)

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  124. A Chicken Fountain would be great for me. I have 2 geese and they drink so much water and get the water very dirty. I used to use 2 plastic chicken waters, but the geese would drink so much water and get it dirty. Now I just fill up a shallow 5-6 gallon plastic storage tub. I try to clean out their water every day, most of the time twice. Having the chicken fountain would allow my chickens to have a totally separate water supply from my geese. Even if the geese figured out how to use it, there would be less water waste and ALWAYS fresh clean water supply. I may have to get one anyways, but winning one would be awesome and it would allow me to try it out. Then I still will probably get a second one :)

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  125. I would LOVE to win one....I live in Oklahoma and we have had record breaking drought conditions for 3 years in a row. It is a constant struggle to keep my babies hydrated. With being a mother to 5 kids, a grandmother to a my granddaughter that lives with me, the mom to 6 special needs rescue dogs from our local animal shelter, 3 boar goats (1 is being bottlefed) and 209 chickens ANY thing that would help me keep the babies hydrated with a little less worry would mean the world to me.

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  126. Our hens would be so happy with the chick fountain they would always have cool water in this 100+ Georgia heat/ No more algae and dirty waterers.
    David NeSmith tree27@windstream.net

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  127. The #1 reason why I want The Chicken Fountain: Gives my chickens clean fresh water with ease.

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  128. This will be perfect for my new chickens. We sure could use the help :)

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  129. We really would love to start our hens out right with this waterer...I have been singing its praises. So ingenious!

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  130. This is exactly what we need for our ladies! We refresh their water numerous times daily, and no matter what we do it has crud in it. We went from the standard waterers and feeders to our own home made PVC concoctions, but they still manage to dirty it up. We dont want them getting sick, so we monitor it closely. We've decided to go to poultry nipples, so this fountain contest could really help us out! We are also in the middle of building a whole new coup. Big renovations down here in Florida!
    Gwendolyn Fraser
    Gulf_fraser_fam@tampabay.rr.com

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  131. I would love to enter to win a unti since I am expanding my flock and will need a waterer, but I already have one, so I will step aside so someone else can see how fantastic this waterer is! Just got mine two weeks ago and I LOVE it! My girls are so happy and the water stays fresh, so I feel better about their hydration. I don't think it gets much easier and better than the Chicken Fountain! :)

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  132. This Old Hen and Her Not So Young Rooster would love a Chicken Fountain for our brood!
    Having just married at the twilight of our lives, we just became the proud owner of 5 beautiful acres outside of Austin Texas and are SO anxious to get back to the beauty of rural living!
    My Rooster, ahem... husband, is ingenuous with his inventions and we really admire this one!
    Congratulations!

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  133. Automation.

    So I don't have to keep filling up waterers.

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  134. I could really use one of these. I have a hen with scissors beak I really think this would help her out. She can drink from the regular water ok but she is an EE with huge tufts and beard so she gets soaked. I'm worried about her getting wet once winter hits.

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  135. I need one of these :)

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  136. I could really use a new waterer right now. I have two coops right now and have a traditional double wall waterer in each. One of them is older that I got at an auction and lately it has begun leaking all the water out overnight. I like the idea of the chicken fount with nipples because it will be much cleaner, easier to keep, and much much less wasteful.

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  137. I could really use one of these because the water is fresh all the time. I have a bucket with nipples at present and while the chickens love using it, it does run out of water eventually . . .Except I keep a close watch and it has never run dry! lol
    This fountain is a great option for keeping fresh, clean water for all my birds. I would love it!

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  138. This would be such a wonderful addition to my chickens' living area. We struggle to keep them watered with clean water in this Texas summer heat. I lost two of my precious chickens because they were overcome by the heat.

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  139. This would be a wonderful addition to my chickens' living area. We struggle to keep them supplied with clean water during the horrific hot summers in Texas. What a terrific product this is and I would just love to have it for my chickens. I think the ducks would love it too!

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  140. I really like this set up. It would save me from walking out to the coop carring the two gallons of water while using a cane to walk with!! Hard to navigate!!

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  141. I would love one of these chicken fountains! I am out of town quite a bit for a day or two at a time and it would help me feel better that the girls had a guaranteed source of fresh water at all times! Sooooo much better than my galvanized waterers! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  142. I would really love one of these! I go out of town quite a bit for a day or two at a time and it would make me feel so much better knowing that the girls had fresh water at all times. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  143. This would be an awesome addition to keeping healthy happy chickens. Our chickens are such a welcome calm to my busy, active life. I work at our local school, and have and active teenager involved in sports. Caring for my husband who has ALS and my elderly parents too.. having the watering system would take a large weight off my shoulders knowing they will always have "fresh" water. Those chickens bring him SO much joy I only want them to be healthy and happy :-)
    ~Deborah

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  144. I would like the chicken fountain because it would provide continuous clean water to my chicks.

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  145. I would like to win the Chicken Fountain.
    I could really use one of these because the water is fresh all the time.
    FullerBrushJan@facebook.com

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  146. This is one product that I truly need! I live in the Fl panhandle where the temps soar and I have to change the water in the coop at least 2 times a day so that algae does not grow. That is a major chore for me as I have hanging waterers and have recently had major tendon reconstructions on my right ankle. It is going to be a long, hard recovery and this would make it so much easier on me and it would be better for the girls too :) I wold love to be considered for this giveaway :) I have been a fan of yours for a few months now :)
    Blessings
    Mandi Miller
    sevenruns@dishmail.net

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  147. my chickens and turkeys would appreciate it ~:>
    regards melissa
    groovymelissa1@hotmail.com

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  148. we live in canada on a severely limited income,doing our best to raise 50 freerange birds for eggs only,we love our birds,its hard to keep up! almost all our birds we have raised from day olds this year n to top it off one goes n has kids,2 of wich live with us in the house,mom walked away with 4,funniest of all they are pheonix frizzles.just when we thought it was over the girls gave back,in short we would love to have this system as keeping up with fresh water is essential and nothing is too good for our kids :P

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  149. I would like to win the chicken fountain so my big, fat, fluffy orpingtons would have cool water all day long! And I am tired of the ducks making a mess of the waterers!

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  150. I would like to win the chicken fountain so my big, fat, fluffy orpingtons would have cool water all day long! And I am tired of the ducks making a mess of the waterers!

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  151. Clean cool water for my orpingtons all day!

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  152. My chickens would love to have a chicken fountain! It would be great not to have to lug water out to the coop everyday & know they had clean, fresh water.
    badmunki68@yahoo.com

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  153. Kimberlee Kozakiewicz

    I am just finishing my chicken coop and this would be the greatest addition to my coop! Knowing that my chickens would always have clean water and an easy way to add their vitiams and medicines easier. Love your site and I am learning so much!
    JeepNGeoGirl@hotmail.com

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  154. I would really love and appreciate this wonderful invention! It would save me from having to carry buckets, give the chickens fresh water, and PREVENT standing water (which can breed mosquitos!) Please pick me, pick me. :)

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  155. I would love and enjoy this invention! I do try provide fresh water throughout the day but this would save me from carry buckets and wasting water! Plus it eliminates standing water ( a breeding ground for mosquitoes) Please pick me. :) Thanks

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  156. With temperatures close to 100 degrees each day, my hens need cool water. With both my husband and I employed outside of our home there is no one to change the water during the day. The hens are left with warm icky water all day. This would be great for our girls!

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  157. My chickens would *love* this! I currently have 18 bantams and keeping their water supply fresh and algae-free can be one heck of a chore! Plus, in the winter, I have freezing problems. My coop is at my dad's house and he helps me care for them. Having this would take a little of the burden off of him, too. Even if I don't win, I'll probably look into buying some!

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  158. This waterer is so cool! My husband is checking out their website right now : ) It would be awesome to set that up in our coop! Please count us into the drawing. Thanks! Our email is mockingjay@findingidaho.com

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  159. I would love to have this, it would help keep my flock of 80 watered and happy. I have rubber water bowls and the original chicken waters around to but this would help greatly.

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  160. No more worrying about clean water. LOVE it!

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  161. I need this handy watering device because I am new to the chicken raising world and it seems my regular chicken waterer is always full of algae no matter how often I clean it! Yuck!

    Thanks,
    Trish Morrison

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  162. WOW i love this idear! so is the water alwas clean :D

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  163. Wow! This is awesome! I live in texas and everyday for the past 3 months the temps have been in the 100+. It would be a blessing for the "ladies" aand myself... Not to mention... It is so cool!!!

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  164. I'd love one of these chicken watering systems! I love the idea of no warm yucky water during the warm months. My family is just starting out with chickens, we are learning, and our boys are having a lot of fun "being farmers"!

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  165. I would love the win the chicken fountain. I work 24hr shifts and even though I have someone that can change out the water while I am gone, I want to make sure there isn't any bacteria growing that would harm my girls.

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  166. This is a great product and I would love to get one. We have a local chicken group and I would love to have on to be a real life testimonial and get others in the group to buy your product

    Kasi Flores kujosmom914@yahoo.com

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  167. it is hard to keep water for my favorite chicks with it being so hot. My chickens need this.

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  168. carla brashers- carlabrashers@yahoo.com8/14/12, 9:55 AM

    My chics need this, it is sooo hot they need all the help they can get. Did i mention it would make the wattering easier for me too. Thanks from the Brashers girls.

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  169. Clean fresh water all the time? I'm in!

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  170. Clean, fresh water all the time? I'm in!
    facebook.com/milesfountain
    facebook.com/Lil.Bo.tique.Brevard

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  171. I'd like to win the chicken fountain because I am just starting out and being disabled, simpler is better! Not having to figure out a way to lug heavy water buckets to the coop would be a lifesaver!

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  172. I would love to win the Chicken Fountain because I am just starting out and this looks like it is the way to go. Also, I am disabled and anything that keeps me from lugging heavy water buckets to the coop is a lifesaver!

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  173. I would have this keep my girls supplied a constant supply fresh .

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  174. Oh I've been wanting one of these for a while! This one definitely looks like the best! When I got chickens, I promised the hubby that I'd be the one who takes care of them, but I work as a doula and can be gone for long periods of time when I'm at a birth. He's kind enough to take care of the girls while I'm out, but this would be a relief to me (and the girls). Plus, after schlepping ice outside this entire 100+ degree summer, fresh cold water would have saved me countless hours and copious amounts of sweat! Lol.

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  175. I so much like the idea of the fresh water always available and NO DIRT getting into the waterer. Please enter me into the free chicken waterer contest? Thanks!

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  176. i would love to win this! watering my hens is such a hassle and now that i have lupus i am looking for an easier way to take care of all the animals!

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  177. My girls would absolutely love this! I am at home during the day with my handicapped son and this would make it very convenient for us. We are always looking for new ways to keep their water cooler and, of course, cleaner, so this would be the perfect thing! My son and I would love to see our girls happier during the day with a new watering system. Thank you.

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  178. I would really like to get a chicken fountain for my girls...we love them and all of them have names..they are great producers and deserve the best !! I am not a spring chicken myself and some days have a hard time changing their water. It would be a great blessing to know that they always have fresh water. I hope you pick my precious herd of feathered family to receive your fountain !!
    jlremystudio@gmail.com

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  179. I would like a chicken fountain so I could provide fresh clean water to the chickens at all times. Thanks for the opportunity to win and for sharing your knowledge with us!

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  180. OH this would so help me out alot here in Rockin R Farm. I have Over 100 chickens at any given time and that is not including chicks I might have bought or hatched out. It takes me about an hour to water all of my flock. I take each of the water pans, and waterers out and give them a nice wipe down. This Watering system would at least take care of one of my bigger pens. would love to be picked to be able to receive one of these.
    dfwquiltr37@yahoo.com

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  181. I would really love this system for my girls, because they are always knocking over their water bowl and when I put water into a galvanized waterer, they perch on it and poop in it!! I hope I am picked.

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  182. i have been looking for this and need it for my breeding pens thank you :)

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  183. The Chicken Fountain would make my chickies' lives so much easier! ... ok, ok... it would make MY life so much easier. I love the idea of not having to clean algae and crud out of my chicken waterer every day. Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  184. This would make my chickies' lives so much easier! ... ok, ok... it would make MY life so much easier. No more algae and crud to clean out of the chicken waterer! Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  185. With this hot, dry Texas weather, this product would ensure my chickens won't run out of water EVER.

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  186. Im just starting out so id like to have oneso i can start my coop the right way

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  187. This is the neatest thing i have ever seen!!! Can it be used for other caged animal's also???
    I can see why something like this would make giving water to any animal very easy...Thanks for sharing this new item with all of you....L

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  188. I could really use this as my regular waterer dont work right for one thing and my other things I have for them to drink out of they're constantly pooping in it. And it smells like a sewer every time I clean it lol You would think that were ducks 'cause they are always in it lol

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