Hood protects drinking area for better sanitation. The cover and inside body lift off for easy cleaning and lifting. Inner container is inverted for filling. Outer container is replaced and the fount is turned over. The water automatically feeds down. NO VALVES TO STICK OR CLEAN. This fount does not come with cone top as seen in the picture.
Love this waterer❤️ I struggled keeping our former waterer with no cover over the drink wells clean. The 19 chickens would perch on top and poop right into the water within minutes of changing. This has had clean water for a couple of days now!