Feeder/waterer combo, is it a rip off price wise?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Animalian, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    Heres the one I'm looking at

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Chicken-...524098?pt=AU_Pet_Supplies&hash=item3a6a5c1a42

    I like how it takes up little floor space, as I have a small coop. I've also been looking for cup waters here in aus but it costs about $40+ for 6 to buy and ship here. Just the cups, no tubing or anything else, and I really don't need 6 or more! Plus I don't feel too confident rigging it up...

    I love feeders with the 'bars' to stop the birds swiping their food out. This has that! The one I have now takes up way too much space really.

    Any thoughts? Is this way too much to pay or worth it since I'm not really confident to do it myself, and I won't have paid for extra parts I don't need?
     
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's about £45, which sounds a LOT to me. I'm going to try making one myself. If you're willing to wait, I can tell you how much it cost. It might be relatively similar after all!

    I can tell you straight away the cups I bought are these: http://www.regencypoultry.com/drinkers/PlasticDrinkers/cup_drinker.htm
    They're
    HUGE. They're five inches wide and will stick out 3 3/4 inches out the front, and they call them mini lol.

    I decided to calculate before I post this... For me to make a set of foot long drinkers & feeders, it's about £76 or 119 AUD. I think I'm gonna contact some international sellers and see how much it'd cost to send abroad!
     
  3. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    you'd probably make a killing jsut buying the cups and selling them in pairs as cheap as possible! lol
     

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