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Doesn't do what I had hoped it would.
Reviewed in Canada on December 5, 2018
I would have returned it if I had known then what I know now. I find it less than satisfactory, but haven't seen another heated product that addresses the shortcomings of this waterer:
- filling it is inconvenient as it must be taken down and inverted to access the refill plug in the base. I wish it filled from the top
- the trough fills automatically by gravity, right to the top. There is no lip, so any slight movement causes a spill.
- it must be hung or placed on a raised platform, or the chickens can easily foul the water and kick litter into it.
- it already froze up, inside the coop, beginning with the trough area. It cannot compete with winter in Niagara.