DIY pigeon waterers?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by purslanegarden, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Songster

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    I'm currently using a typical chicken waterer with flat top. For chickens and quail, that works well enough to keep the water clean. But for pigeons, there is a pigeon sitting on top of it, pooping into the water.

    What kind of watering container/tray do you use for the pigeons to help keep their drinking water cleaner? DIY stuff is fine.

    I guess an idea I just had is a 2 liter bottle or 1 gallon milk jug that has holes in the side for drinking, small top that would not allow a pigeon to sit on it comfortably, but once the water gets low and it is not heavy, it would topple over.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    This is what I use and recycle and replace frequently for cleanliness. Located on a low platform below nest boxes where there is no room to sit on the top. :D
     
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    On my gravity fed waterer I puncture the hole 2" from the cover of the bottle used as the reservoir which provides more space in the base of the water Plus no need to cover the hole with your finger while it is being filled.On the down side it gives them a platform to roost on.
    The feed hopper I find works great as instructed.

     
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  4. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Songster

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    Thanks for the video!
     
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  5. pikelake

    pikelake In the Brooder

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    I use a rubber feed pan, they're cheap, easy to clean/replace, and especially useful in winter. Just smack it on the ground and the ice falls right out. The thing is you're not gonna want to put one in the loft since they'll jump in it and spill it. My loft has a permanent settling cage/enclosed-mini-outdoor-"patio"-thing with a plastic mesh floor, so I put the water pan there. Any displaced water just falls to the ground.
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    I do also mainly for my chickens (occasionally for my pigeons) during the Canadian winters. I have a number of interchangeable DIY water containers for my pigeons that I just replace daily. My pigeons are a little to messy I find for the rubber feed pans. They would jump in them and bathe if the temperature was hovering anywhere around the freezing mark. What ever works "good advise" especially for winter months (and it is too cold for pigeons to bathe). Thank you for sharing.
     
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