How do I find pics of milk jug waters here?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mominoz, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read about the waters made out of milk jugs and am getting ready for my 4 geese babies coming and later my ducks I have ordered.
    I only saw part of one in a photo--I tried to search, but didn't get anything with better pics.
    Can someone direct me how to find the photos of useful waters , feeders for ducks and geese? Particularly while babies. Guess I am more use to the 'files, photos " set up in yahoo.....
     
  2. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used half-gallon milk jugs for both feeder and waterer; be prepared to have a lot on hand, or clean them out a lot.

    Just make sure it has a cover and is really cleaned out well.

    Okay, now lay it on it's side, and poke scissors through about halfway up the side. Cut a SMALL hole, you can make it bigger after you try it out on them. I had four holes in mine, but you could do three or five I guess. The idea is to keep them out, so if you made one continuous hole, it wouldn't have the plastic 'bars' to keep them out.

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    If you have the handle pointing up, it would keep the gunk from building up in the small space.

    I don't have pictures, but it's fairly simple. Hope my description works. [​IMG]
     
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  3. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is mine out of a pepsi bottle! I like the idea not to make one continuous hole, next time I will make a few smaller holes for them to drink from!
    Brenda

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  4. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture from last spring of my brooder, this worked well for me.

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  5. Brickman House

    Brickman House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did mine just like Raindrop's, but made the holes smaller-- just enough for the ducklings to stick their heads through.

    I continued to save gallon jugs as I brooded the ducklings, and as the ducklings grew and the waterers got gross, I'd change them out, cutting the holes a little bigger and a little higher each time.
     
  6. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, that's what I did. I had to have some with bigger holes so the geese could fit in, but I tried to make them taller.
     
  7. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] those are interesting, good ideas.I had 10 geese babies years ago, and 25 chicks once and all I can remember is the quart jar waterer, do remember getting them outside as soon as I could.
    thanks
     
  8. Ctptcha

    Ctptcha Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to be doing this for my guys! Just one question... Won't they cut themselves on the sharp edges of cut plastic?
     
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  10. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a nail file and run it along the cut edges. No duck cuts!
     

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