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October 15, 2021

Automatic Watering Solutions for Pets, Poultry and Livestock

Hauling enough water every day to keep your animals properly hydrated can be a daunting task. Water troughs can dry up or spill, creating a situation where your animals do not have the water they need. With a little bit of infrastructure, you can set up an automatic watering system for your livestock. Here at the Snohomish and Monroe Co-Op, we sell a number of solutions to help make watering your pets and livestock one of the easiest jobs on the homestead.

Suitable for outdoor watering of horses, goats, pets and all other livestock, Little Giant’s Automatic Waterers will provide a continuous supply of water for your animals. Constructed from heavy-gauge, prime-quality steel, they are available in galvanized steel, and non-toxic, black epoxy-coated steel. With mounting plates included, Little Giant’s Automatic Waterers can be mounted on fences or walls at any height to create easy access for your animals to reach water. This dependable, all-purpose waterer is easy to connect to a hose to with a ½” pipe adapter. Little Giant’s Automatic Waterers measure 10” long, 10.75” wide, and 5.5” high. The float will automatically turn water on to fill the bowl and will turn off when the water reaches the perfect level for drinking.

Another automatic watering solution available at the Snohomish Co-Op, Hudson Valves are designed to maintain a constant level of water in your trough. Once attached to a water source, Hudson Valves will turn the water on and off as needed. This valve will take the place of daily manual watering. Just hook it up and never worry about your animals running out of water again.

Both the Snohomish Co-Op and the Monroe Co-Op also carry automatic float valves to set up your stock tanks for hands-free water filling. You can also find Pig Water Nipples that hook directly up to a water source. With reliable automatic watering products available at the Snohomish and Monroe Co-Op, never worry about your livestock having adequate access to water again.

For Cats and Dogs:

Don’t let your best fuzzy friends’ waters go dry in the summertime. Available at the Snohomish and Monroe Co-Op, bring home an Ever-Full water Bowl for dogs and cats. Simply attach the ¾” hose to your garden hose, turn on the tap, and the bowl fills automatically. The Ever-Full water bowl has an 11” diameter, is 4” deep, and hold 5 quarts of water. A reliable float controls the water level, keeping a continuous supply of fresh water available for your pet. Every time your dog or cat drinks from the bowl, it automatically fills back up to a comfortable drinking level.

For Poultry:

Birds, like ducks and chickens, do not have bladders and therefore do not retain a supply of water internally. This is why it is so important to provide your birds with access to fresh water at all times. The Snohomish and Monroe Co-Op both carry a number of products to automatically supply water to birds. With one of these items, you’ll have peace of mind that your birds won’t run out of water during hot summer days.

For chickens and gamebirds try the Game Bird Fount, available at the Snohomish and Monroe Co-Op, to provide a limitless supply of clean water. This heavy-duty plastic bowl comes with a non-rusting brass fountain stem and valve that fills automatically. You’ll need a ½” to ¾” hose adapter (also sold at the Co-Op) to connect the Game Bird Fount to your garden hose. The bowl measures 6.5” inches in diameter, and 2.5” deep fount, and holds 2 pints of water. The Game Bird Fount can keep up to 175 birds freshly watered all day long without worry.

For larger birds like chickens, and water-loving birds like ducks and geese, try Little Giant’s Automatic Poultry Waterer with a Cover available at the Monroe Co-Op. Never carry water to your birds again. The Automatic Poultry Waterer includes a ¾” hose that attaches to a standard garden hose. The automatic float controls the water, providing a continuous supply of fresh water for your birds. The over-sized cover extends past the edge of the bowl helps to keep debris out of the water, and prevents roosting. Easy to assemble, and easy to clean, the high-density polyethelene bowl measures 14” long, 12.75” wide, and 10.5” high, and holds 5 quarts of water. Your birds will love the continuous supply of cool, clean water during the hottest says of summer.

Let our friendly team at the Snohomish and Monroe Co-Op help you find the supplies you need to provide access to cool, clean water for your pets, poultry, and livestock all summer long.

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