8 Gallon Siphon Drinker
Made of heavy-duty plastic, this Siphon Drinker stands on three legs holding the water station up to keep the water fresh and free of contamination. Use for chickens, ducks or other poultry. It is suitable for approximately 35-40 chickens.
How the Siphon Drinker Works:
Slide the blue ring down the outlet tube to cover the outlet hole; fill the tank from the top, screw the top cap back on tightly enough for the tank to be airtight (but not so tight it damages the cap or tank). Raise the blue ring to allow the water to come out of the hole; once the water level in the saucer covers the hole, the water will stop flowing and a vacuum is created in the tank. As the hens drink the water it will be replenished in the saucer. If you find the water overflows then it is usually because the tank is not airtight. This can be solved by checking the screw cap and perhaps smearing some petroleum jelly inside the cap seal (sometimes this is needed with new tanks until they "bed in").
- Brand: Gaun
- Type: Waterer
- Size: 8 Gallon
- Country of Origin: Spain
This is an awesome waterer!!! Easy to clean and easy to fill!!!
It started out very good. I was very happy with it. But then we had some freezing weather every since then the water drips out at a continuous stream going through the eight gallons in less than twelve hours.