Lilturkeymamas Waterer

By lil'turkeymama · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. lil'turkeymama
    This is my idea of a reliable/plus free waterer.I've bought some new and used and payed too much.This is almost too simple.I took a container my mom sent with us with leftovers and a jug the kids brought me to "use" and figured out a very simple waterer that could be used with different bottles/jugs and trays.I cut a hole n the jug/bottle (see spot) and just inverted into the plastic tray.Works great.I tried to cut the hole in the jug so I could fit my finger over it to fill.

    I should add that you have to note where you cut your hole,too high and all the water will run out,too low and there will be a much lower water line.The lower one will work but with less water.I'm still trying to figure out how to attach the tray to the bottle so I can hang it up.I was told by my husband to try some water proof silicon.Not sure it will hold but may try it.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    "Good waterer."
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jan 29, 2019
    Nice waterer andgood idea.
  2. ronott1
    "good article"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 22, 2018
    We need an updated to see how it worked
  3. The Farmers' Daughter
    "Really inexpensive"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 27, 2018
    Great way to save money.
    How did it work out? How did you end up attaching the bottle to the container?


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  1. FowlJunkie
    Love this kind. It should seal Baker Farm as it was a liquid container to begin with. I have these bottles and use them often. glue works wonders on this kind of stuff. I've made a few diy feeders or waterers with it and haven't had any issues :) Happy chicken crafting
  2. Rowdie
    How do you fill it? Need some way to temporarily block the outlet. ??
  3. Baker Farm
    any problems with the lid not sealing and water pouring over the sides of the tray? I tried one like this with a coffee can, but the plastic snap on lid wasnt air tight enough to create the vacuum needed to keep the water from continuing to drain from the can.
    I may try one with a jug like this ;) thanks for the idea
  4. craftydrae
    you can try small short screws? for holding it all together.
  5. Frincess1999
    This is great! I'll be sure to tell my family how to make it when we will get chickens! =D
  6. random-name
    I just made one this morning. It's working excellently.
  7. mychickispedro
    this was super helpful. thx
  8. ChiknMama
    This is great. We used the same "jug" for ours with a nipple waterer :eek:)

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