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Our Test Chicken Tries the Little Clucker Feeder and Waterer

In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at the Little Clucker Chicken Feeder and Waterer, ideal for those raising chickens in their backyard here in the Bay Area.

We’ll go through the process of setting up the feeder and waterer, as well as testing them with the Bay Area Telegraph’s official Test Chicken, Piglet. By the end, you should have a good idea of whether these are suitable for your own poultry-raising needs.

Here’s our video review:

The Feeder

To begin with, let us focus on the feeder. The feeder has two main parts – the container for the feed and a separate lid. To load the feeder, simply open the lid and pour your chicken feed into the container. Once it’s filled, invert the lid and screw it onto the container. After flipping it over, the feed will come out through the opening, ready for your chickens to eat.

If you have other pets, they might be very curious about this new source of food! Our dog Lance was very intent on sniffing and licking the feeder during setup!

One benefit of this feeder is the ample space surrounding the feed opening, allowing multiple chickens to access the feed simultaneously without getting in each other’s way.

The Waterer

Now, let’s move on to the waterer. The Little Clucker Waterer has a helpful design featuring small feet on its base, enabling you to easily fill it up when inverted. After filling the waterer with water, position the orange part onto the main container, ensuring the fins on the orange piece align with the open areas on the main container. Then, twist it about a half-turn clockwise to lock it in place.

When this is complete, the fins will be held securely, and you can then flip the waterer over to its proper orientation. The water will flow out into the drinking area on the side, providing a convenient drinking spot for your chickens. As with the feeder, the waterer also has small feet on the bottom for added stability.

However, it is crucial to ensure the waterer is placed on a level surface. This prevents water from overflowing and spilling out due to uneven pressure inside the container. Many people opt to place the waterer on a large paver or another flat surface within their chicken coop.

Testing with a Chicken

Piglet tries the waterer

The true test of the Little Clucker Chicken Feeder and Waterer comes from introducing them to a real chicken. That’s why we have the Bay Area’s official Test Chicken, a two year old hen named Piglet.

Upon placing the feeder inside the coop, Piglet had no trouble accessing the feed, demonstrating the feeder’s usability and convenience.

The waterer, on the other hand, required a bit more setup to ensure it was placed on a level surface within the coop. The first few times we used it, it wasn’t level, and the water leaked out. Piglet also had a tendency to step in it and scratch dirt and debris into the open part of the waterer.

We ultimately found that placing it on an elevated flat surface helped a lot.

If you struggle to find such a surface, keep in mind that the waterer can be hung off of something instead, thanks to a small loop on its top. Although our test chicken may not have been thirsty when we made the video above, the waterer was readily available for her to drink when desired and she’s been using it consistently.

Overall Impressions

In conclusion, the Little Clucker Chicken Feeder and Waterer are simple, user-friendly, and effective solutions for providing your backyard chickens with both food and water. Their design ensures easy access to these resources while minimizing the risk of spillage or improper use. If you are looking for a convenient and reliable means to feed and water your chickens, the Little Clucker Chicken Feeder and Waterer may be just what you need.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros:
  • Easy to fill and use
  • Has a loop on top to hang it off of something
  • Little feet on the bottom to help it stand up easily
  • Has a design that makes it easy to lock in place
  • Little indentations keep the water from spilling out
  • Test chicken had no problem getting into the feeder
  • Cons:
  • Needs to be on a level surface to prevent spilling
  • Dogs may be curious about it

Where to Buy

You can get the Little Clucker at a great price on Amazon.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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