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Plastic 1 Quart Jar Waterer

Average User Rating:
3.64865/5,

Recent User Reviews

  1. CDcluck
    3/5,
    "Works in an unthrilling way"
    Pros - Cheap
    Widely available
    Easy to use
    Easy to clean
    Cons - Gets dirty fast
    Outgrown quickly
    Wet bedding ends up in and around waterer
  2. The Duck Ladie
    4/5,
    "It's alright for a few ducklings"
    Pros - Inexspensive, easy to fill, easy to clean
    Cons - empties quick, spills easily
    I used this for my ducklings. I had nine and they drain this in a flash, so I recommend that if you use this only use it for about 3 ducklings max.. It has to be perfectly level or it will drain out slowly. The ducklings spilled the water everywhere, but that's ducks [​IMG]. It can be cleaned easily and filled easily. I think would work well for someone raising a 1-3 ducks but not 9+ [​IMG]!
    Overall:
    4
  3. TheBantyCoop
    4/5,
    "Cheap Cheap Waterer - With Good Quality"
    Pros - Inexpensive, durable, easy to clean
    Cons - Chicks get it dirty fast
    It was only $3.75 and it will probably last several years, if not a lifetime. The plastic the thick, and the bottom screws off making it easy to sanitize. The only con I can think of is that it quickly gets dirty, so maybe I should have gone with a nipple waterer. But it is is easy to clean out and it reminds me to switch the water if anything. I will defiantly continue to use this waterer with my chicks for years to come, and if you have the time to clean it I would recommend this waterer to you too! :)
    Overall:
    4

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  1. The Angry Hen
    Hello,

    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
  2. penny1960
    I agree I have three use them only with pullets of 4 or less
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. Trefoil
    This kind of waterier isn't for goslings. They need to immerse their nostrils in water to clear them out. For goslings and ducks both I have found that making a frame with 2 x 4's with screening on top works the best. you set their waterier on the screen ( I use a fortex quart tub or to start a stable bowl) and a pan under the screen to catch the mess. Make the platform large enough for the babies to walk on. For chicks I use the quart waterier but I set it in a bowl the size so it sits on top. It gets it off the litter so you have less gunk in it and any spillage is contained in the bowl.
  10. Sweetlilbaby
    Chicken nipple waterers are great. You buy just the nipple part that screws into anything really. You can for chicks drill a hole in a bottle cap and use a soda bottle for them hung from their brooder. Then when they are older you can have the nipples screwed into the bottom of a bucket. they learn almost instantly to drink from them and there is NO WAY to get dirt or gross stuff in it, as well as they are hanging so they can't knock them over.
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