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What are my options for watering devices without having to build anything too elaborate. I am looking for something that does not take up much room. I have seen mention of Rabbit waterers. The ones with the ball - like you use for gerbils and such. Do these work well? How big do they come - what can you all recommend? Where is a good place to shop for them?
Thanks,
Steve

Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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a few post down from yours is a large thread on the subject:)

MY HUMAN FAMILY 1 Husband - Macy -  4 Children - Alex(23), Sandy(21), Joe(10), Mikey(8)
MY ANIMAL FAMILY  22 hens, 1 Rooster, 2 Guinea hens, 4 ducks
4 dogs - Buddy, Penny, Julio, Claire Puppy- 3 cats - Tiger (17) Princess, Otis,
3 cockateil, 1 Princess of Wales Parakeet, 4 Budgies, 4 finches, 3 Ring-neck Doves
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MY HUMAN FAMILY 1 Husband - Macy -  4 Children - Alex(23), Sandy(21), Joe(10), Mikey(8)
MY ANIMAL FAMILY  22 hens, 1 Rooster, 2 Guinea hens, 4 ducks
4 dogs - Buddy, Penny, Julio, Claire Puppy- 3 cats - Tiger (17) Princess, Otis,
3 cockateil, 1 Princess of Wales Parakeet, 4 Budgies, 4 finches, 3 Ring-neck Doves
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Thread Starter 

DOH! Thank you...

Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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Originally Posted by enggass 

What are my options for watering devices without having to build anything too elaborate. I am looking for something that does not take up much room. I have seen mention of Rabbit waterers. The ones with the ball - like you use for gerbils and such. Do these work well? How big do they come - what can you all recommend? Where is a good place to shop for them?
Thanks,
Steve


Trilyn has a great page on her nipple waterer system. I just ordered some from Tek Supply myself and can't wait to put them into use, SO much cleaner than the regular waterers available commercially.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=27917

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$4.00 for nipples, attached them to a left over kitty litter bucket which cost nothing.  It works amazingly - clean, lasts quite a while for my 15 chickens (I only need to fill it once or twice a week), water stays clean, hangs from the rafter.  It is really working out well for us!!

Kate - 1 husband, 2 daughters, 3 dogs, 3 horses, 4 cats, 5 sheep, 7 acres and a mess of chickens!
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Kate - 1 husband, 2 daughters, 3 dogs, 3 horses, 4 cats, 5 sheep, 7 acres and a mess of chickens!
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Where can I find these nipples?
UPDATE: Never mind - found them...


Edited by enggass - 4/17/10 at 6:07pm

Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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Hobby Farmer living on the coast of Maine - 2-Rhode Island Reds, 1-Barred Rock, 1-Black Copper Marans, 2-Welsummers, 3-Barnevelders, 3-Olive Eggers, 2-Lavender Ameraucanas and 2-American Guinea Hogs... Hmmmmmm - what next?

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Kate, how high do you mount the bottom of you waatering nipples. Thanx!

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I stumbled upon the BEST WATERING DEVICE EVER this summer and now I have three installed in my coops. Check out The Chicken Fountain! It's NOT your average PVC unit with stagnant water in the tank, this unit hooks up to a hose and refills automatically when the water drops to a certain level and it has a heater option for winter-time use! Check out my review of it and why it's so much more healthy for chickens than traditional waterers here: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/07/the-advantages-of-poultry-nipples.html
 

 

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