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Hanging Waterer for Small Space

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by enggass, May 14, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    Is anyone using a small hanging style waterer? And if so what can you recommend?
    I want a small one for inside of my coop but they don't mention physical sizes, just capacity sizes. Suggestions.
    I am not looking for a nipple style just yet.
  2. Debob

    Debob In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2010
    Best to go to TSC-farm store, there are quite a few of the small style water's. At least you could then figure out what would be best for you.
  3. nelgkel

    nelgkel Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    my waterer is the same size and hung the same way! next time I go out to the coop I will take a pic of it... i would think the nipple waterers would make the best use of space for a small space coop

    Last edited: May 14, 2010
  4. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

    Steve, I just switched my girls to the nipple waterer at 4 weeks old. It's fantastic! The girls had absolutely no problem learning to use the nipples either. The transition was so easy, in retrospect, I'm wishing I had put them on the nipple system when they were just days old. I have 6 Light Brahmas (now 6 weeks old). I'm using a 3 gallon bucket with two nipples in the bottom for their run area. In their small coop (a Little Tykes Playhouse converted to coop) I have a 1 1/2 Liter plastic water bottle. I drilled a hole in the screw on cap for a single nipple. Also drilled a tiny hole in the bottom of the bottle to prevent a vacuum, created a small rope harness to hang it up, and hung it in a corner of the coop. It takes up no floor space at all. I don't know why you're holding off on the nipple system, but I encourage you to reconsider it. I feel so much better about the girls having fresh, clean water without me going out to change it several times a day. Bonus...I only refill the bucket once a week, the bottle every 3 or 4 days. That means I'm free to go away overnight or for a weekend without worry over their water needs. I also made a PVC pipe feeder for inside my little coop. Holds enough crumbles for about 4 days and also takes up very little floor space. No waste and no wood chip contamination either. Here's a photo of the feeder taken before I added the nipple water system. You can see that the feeder takes up less space than their plastic baby water fount sitting on bricks behind it.

  5. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Songster

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hanging poultry waters need to be installed in such a way that they cannot swing and slosh out water.

    Nipples in hanging containers are less prone to water escaping but are best if they too are secured. That is often easier to do that than with a vaccum type water.
  6. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    Quote:I just noticed your avatar, not bad. [​IMG]


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