Homemade Feeder, Need Help On Water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Featherybird, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Featherybird

    Featherybird Out Of The Brooder

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    So I made a homemade feeder, a small, long rectangle box I cut a long rectangle for the chicks to eat out of. They enjoy the feeder, but their water bowl needs improvement. It's just a small red lid that can't hold much, but it's the only thing small enough to give the chicks space to run. They jump and sit on their water bowl and I tried putting on a cup like other homemade waters, but I don't have superglue or a hot glue gun. Is there a way I can make a good waterer without needing to spend any money

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  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is actually very easy to make a waterer. Your red cap will work fine. You also need to find the thinnest plastic bottle you can find (I used a small juice bottle from my girls, a yogurt cup with a lid would work too) you need to find something that fits inside the red lid and gives enough room to allow a space for the birds to drink.
    Cut holes in the bottom side of the bottle and glue the bottle to the red lid. Fill the bottle with water and replace the cap on the bottle quickly. The water will fill the red lid but not go any higher then where you cut the holes.
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  3. koopmaster

    koopmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great tip OrganicFarmWife!, Featherybird, I like your way of thinking to spend as little money as possible! That's how I think too.
     
  4. Featherybird

    Featherybird Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, both. [​IMG] I like the water bottle one, but I don't have any hot glue gun or super glue
     
  5. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your going to be crafty you need a hot glue gun :D
     
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  6. Featherybird

    Featherybird Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah okay [​IMG]
     
  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure why it needs to be glued. I use the bottom of a planter and juice jug with few holes on side where I want the water level to be in dish. Just sit it in the dish, it wont float as there is a tower of water weight holding it down. We're not bedazzling here just having a water dispenser for chickens.
     
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  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Not any more creative but I suspend a small soda bottle with a nipple feeder fixed to the screw top for my chicks - no space taken n no mess

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