Plastic 1 Quart Jar Waterer

Average User Rating:
3.68085/5,

Recent User Reviews

  1. VictoryinTruth
    5/5,
    "Got at tsc"
    Pros - Awesome with chicks up to "teenager"
    Cons - Not a way to hang without something to modify it.
  2. LaurEliz
    3/5,
    "It's okay"
    Pros - Good for a small number of young chicks
    Cons - Older chicks perch on it and can even knock it over
    Refill often with older chicks, or larger numbers of them
    These work well with a smaller number of younger chicks. With older chicks, they become a place to roost. They don't hold enough water for older chicks or a large number of them, unless you're going to be checking often and refilling it often. In addition, they do little to keep the water clean.
  3. Lacy Duckwing
    5/5,
    "Great Watered for Small Chickens"
    Pros - Great in small spaces and for small chickens.
    Cons - The base breaks easily in the winter.
    I use this watered and have enjoyed it. I use it for my five bantams during the winter. I have also used it for chicks.
    Purchase Price:
    Unknown
    Purchase Date:
    Last year

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. penny1960
    I agree I have three use them only with pullets of 4 or less
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.

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