Plasson Bell Waterer’s the best for pastured poultry pens!
Plasson’s bullet proof design far surpasses all other drinkers on the market. Set them and forget them, for years of trouble free service.
Joel Salatin recommends these drinkers for use in pasture poultry pens.
These drinkers are made from high-impact plastic designed to take the abuse of daily use in large commercial broiler houses or small backyard operations. The unique valve action is superior to other finicky type drinkers on the market.
Fool proof design allows you to use with chicks through adult stage with no changing of the system. The patented ballast design ensures a constant water level and a dry floor. As little as 10 grams (1/3 oz.) of water will cause this highly sensitive and maintenance free system to activate allowing water to flow.
Combine all of these factors and you see why Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm uses these on his chicken tractors.
- Approximately 1 Plasson Drinker are needed per 75 adult birds when used in a pastured pen system.
- Working pressure: 0.4- 0.8 bar (6-12 psi) for optimum efficiency.
- The pressure can be regulated by means of a pressure regulator or via a head tank.
- The ballast bottle must be completely filled with water or stone up to the water level line to ensure proper operation. In frost prone areas, add antifreeze to the water.
- Adjust drinkers to the proper drinking height, always keeping the drinker lip a little higher than the bird's back.
- Keep water level in the bell trough as low as possible.
1. Turning the adjustment nut clockwise compresses the spring, raising the water level. Counter clockwise lowers the level.
2. If wet litter develops around the drinker, check the following:
- Is the water pressure too high?
- Is the water level in the bell trough too high?
- Are the drinkers raised high enough?
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Best water drinker ever, and great customer service!
Posted by Duane Smith on 30th Mar 2016
I had contacted Cornerstone Farm with a question about the drinker, and it was answered very quickly! The drinker was well-packaged, shipped quickly, and received before I expected it. I had it hooked up and working within five minutes of unpacking. So, it was extremely simple to set up and use. Works perfectly and so convenient! I will be buying more from Cornerstone in the future!
Best watering device ever
Posted by Tim McMaster on 19th Jan 2016
We purchased a Plasson Bell Waterer on recommendation from Joel Salatin. And we were so impressed with it, that we have purchased 5 more! They are efficient, easy to install, and most important to us, CLEAN!
Awesome and worth the money
Posted by Kweglarz on 2nd Sep 2015
I was hesitant to spend the money but since we installed it in our brooder and tractor I have saved time and hassle of filling up and cleaning out the waterers. Its quick to set up, now spilled water, stays clean, and quick to fill up. Just get a 5 gallon bucket, drill a hole, install the hose and your'e ready to go.
Great Water Drinker
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Aug 2015
In have tried both the cheaper brand of drinkers and the cup drinkers and I have found this one to be of superior construction and design.
Best waterer on the market
Posted by Frost on 20th Jun 2015
I have used one for two years and have just ordered a second one. I hate my top load waterers where I have to plug the outlet and unscrew the top to fill. These are so easy to refill. My pastured broilers are going through more than five gallons of water a day so all I have to do is dump a more water in the 5 gallon pail and walk away. Could not be easier. Two possible problems is that if the waterer touches the ground all the water flows out of the bucket. The second is trash sometimes clogs the hose and the birds run out of water. This must be monitored closely.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Apr 2015
I ordered the Plasson bell waterer because it was highly recommended by a farmer who raises pastured broilers. I also raise pastured broilers using the Salatin method. This waterer makes that job much easier. I just have to fill a 5 gallon bucket instead of having to take out, fill and clean other brand waterers. Design works flawlessly. I plan on buying more later. Cornerstone was a pleasure to deal with. My items shipped the very next day and arrived the next all while there was a blizzard in their area. Will definitely do business with again..
Posted by Jon on 7th Aug 2014
I bought 2 of these and so far they work great. I have one in my broiler grow out pen and one in the brooder. both groups of birds took to them right away. Saves cleaning out waterers twice a day like I was doing!!