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Drink cup question....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by newchickens2009, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking for a better way to water my birds (sick and tired of cleaning out all of the dirt form my waterers) and was directed to the drink cup system from G.Q.F. from someone on the internet. I would like to know if anyone on here as used this system before and if so what was your experience like?
    Also how many birds per cup do you recommend?
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  2. ScouterJoe

    ScouterJoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Could you post a link. I'd like to check it to. Thanks
     
  3. Tommie D

    Tommie D Out Of The Brooder

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  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The waterer cups are the best way to water chickens. It has fresh water that they can drink from, which is what chickens prefer.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about nipples?
     
  6. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many birds can 1 cup water?
     
  7. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Each cup is rated for 40 birds. I prefer more of a ratio like 1 cup per 10 birds or 2 cups for a flock smaller than 10.

    Nipples are good too but it is more natural for chickens to drink from a cup.
     
  8. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One issue dealing with cup is freeze water in the winter. The nipples will solve that problem by adding the submersible aquarium water heater.
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:The OP is in the Bahamas... I don't think freezing is going to be a concern [​IMG]
     

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