Anyone use pop bottle drinkers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by elem, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. elem

    elem Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been trying to switch my chickens to the push-in nipple waterers but no luck so far. If I sit there tapping the red part one of them will come over and drink the water that comes out but otherwise they are not interested. I was looking at other types of waterers and I saw these ones http://www.meyerhatchery.com/get_item_4449_universal-pop-bottle-water.htm and I also found some that are cast aluminum on the Stromberg's site.

    Who has tried them? Do they leak? How long do they last?
     
  2. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have some we use on breeder cages. They work pretty good with the 16 oz water bottles, but forget the 2 liter bottles. They are too big to stay vertical and the water runs all over or else not at all.

    I heard that the snap on types are better than the threaded ones.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use the pop-bottle waterers for our Seramas which work very well. I use the mini glass gingerale bottles and just snap them onto the bottles. I got them from gundogsupply.com which had them far cheaper than anyone else. I noticed that slightly angling the bottles in the waterers keeps it flowing better too. Ours never leak either.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I get mine for Culter. 12 for $8.95, the only bottle that doesn't work is the new coke bottles with the shorter neck, but if you get them get extra springs, they have a habbit of snapping and you can't find them right away
     

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