Plastic 1 Quart Jar Waterer

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  1. bobhoke
    "Not All Created Equal"
    Pros - Holds water
    Cons - Don't screw together well and falls apart. Get dirty very easily. Constantly have to refill. Small holes don't facilitate cleaning. Limited application.
    This was the first waterer I bought when I started raising chicks. It was ok for about an hour when the first birds decided they wanted to crap in it. This design just consumes too much of ones time.

    They also fall apart at times after you fill it up and pick it up without holding the bottom. Ive had just as many that don't as that do. I do not buy these any more. When I use them its only for the first few days of the birds life if absolutely necessary.
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    "Has its uses"
    Pros - Great for chicks. I leave it in the yard during free range time. Easy to put inside coop house during bad weather.
    Cons - Easy to tip over. Gets dirty quickly.
    I bought this for my brooder and it worked great. Put it up on a piece of wood to keep the bedding out. First place they rooted on so got pooped on quickly. Definitely more for chicks or as an extra water source for hens. My he s enjoy knocking it over and making a mess with it if it's in the coop. I now use it out of the coop for free ranging water source and inside the coop house if we have bad weather.
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  3. VictoryinTruth
    "Got at tsc"
    Pros - Awesome with chicks up to "teenager"
    Cons - Not a way to hang without something to modify it.

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  1. matthiastj
    I have several and all work well. The "worst" thing about them is the little bevel near the lip of the bottle but a brush cleaner gets it pretty well.
  2. Chickielady
    Love these ! I have about 8 of them, different colors...they work great for the babies ! Mine are cleaned daily and sanitized with bleach SOLUTION and scrubbed to remove biofilm.
  3. The Angry Hen

    I really like this item. My only con is that you should wash it twice a day.
    It can get quite smelly. But I really liked that I could use a mason jar instead of plastic.

    I hope anyone who buys it has good luck with it!

    -The Angry Hen
  4. penny1960
    I agree I have three use them only with pullets of 4 or less
  5. itokuzu
    I accidentally bought the waterer base, so right now I use the ring as a feeder, keeping the jar on top so the chicks can't scratch it as much. They managed to spill all the water out, when I had it filled with water, into their brooder though, so I stopped putting water in it.
  6. N F C
    We got a couple of these when the girls were little. Now that they are much bigger, we replaced the plastic container with big honey jars (5 quart size I believe) and elevated them on blocks of wood. These work ok, they do get messy but I can clean & fill them where my husband has to take care of the bigger 3 gallon water (too heavy for me).
  7. ALJhappychicken
    You're right, they are very nice. But my trusty green on just got a crack in the bottom. Had to throw it away.
  8. weezilgirl
    Thank god it isn't just me. I hate this water device. The big one the clerk sold me is far too big
    for now. It has the nipples but I can't use it yet. I'm hoping to find something that resembles a
    hamster water thingy.
  9. Dawna
    I don't like the plastic chicken water containers because they seem to get a bad smell inside real quick, compared to the glass jars.
    I just got some Welsummers and RIR and they have all taken to the nipples for watering like they were born to them. I have some small gatorade bottles and we put a nipple in the lid and they are working real good. I had regular water containers for the chicks and dipped their little beaks in like you are supposed to. They didn't seem to know what to do about the water. I hung a bottle of water with the nipple in the lid inside and they went right to it.
    Also, on the plastic or glass bottles, sometimes the bottle gets turned too far and too tight and that prevents the water from coming out like it should.
  10. WindStep
    The chick waterer.
    Mine dose not let the water come out eather but every hour or so I don't really recomed this to any one!

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