Hens love their Bucket.
This bucket waterer is the perfect solution for me. Keeps the hens' drinking water clean and fresh, easy to fill, lasts a week for my 10 hens.
The assembly instructions weren't the best but we figured it out, just took a little longer than it needed to.
Drink-O-Matic Bucket Drinker with Legs 18L
Appletons have given great service -- the drinker I ordered arrived lovely and promptly, even in the middle of COVID lockdown. The drinker was a little fiddly to assemble -- there's a critical part that needs to be inserted the correct way round, which I failed to do first time round. A quick call to Appletons helped me realise where I had gone wrong -- so many thanks there!
Unfortunately, the mechanism for attaching the legs to the drinker is less than ideal (in my opinion). You have to screw some (provided) screws into the plastic, so that they "self tap" and create their own hole in the bottom of the bucket; however it is too easy to overdo this... and end up with a hole in the bucket where the screws wont grip anymore. I've ended up having to balance the bucket on one of the legs, which is less than ideal. This is probably "user error"... but it does seem like an easy problem to have.
Other than that... great!
Drink-O-Matic Hanging Bucket Drinker. Really well made product. Hens are still learning how to use it but will. I recommend this as it keeps the water clean from wild bird droppings.
Very happy, arrived very quick. Assembled easy, Chickens now happy ducks not mudding up their water.
This is a fabulous waterer - well designed, sturdy, good looking and the chooks immediately drank from it! Excellent customer service from Appletons. I received it within two days up to Auckland. Very happy :)