Keeping Hydrated

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I sat down by our Ritchie livestock waterer to feed the bottle baby and Augusta wandered over for a drink.  She pushes the float aside with her mouth to get to the water.  Our sheep normally run off when I approach them at the waterer.  I guess since I was already there, I wasn’t too scary.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 09:46:41

    So you have to tell me what the purpose of the design of this waterer is. There have been a lot of strides made since I dealt with any livestock! 😉


  2. Connie
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 09:55:43

    It’s got a float valve mechanism inside, kind of like a toilet tank. It’s direct plumbed from our well. When the animals drink it down below where we’ve got it set, the valve opens and it automatically fills to back up to the set level. The white ‘floats’ help keep the water from freezing in the winter, and also help to keep out leaves and debris. They’re expensive to purchase and even more expensive to install. But so worth it! No worrying about our animals getting water.


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