How is the Solway Maxi Cup waterer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by arwoon, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. arwoon

    arwoon Hatching

    Jun 19, 2017
    How is the Solway Maxi Cup waterer? Is this a good product? I was thinking about getting one for our chickens and adding it to a 5 gallon bucket. If there is a better product let me know.

    I saw this cup for sale here:


    I saw a lot of you use nipple waterers; I did like the fact that with the cup you can see water in the cup and know that there is water available (I worked with mice waterer devices that used a nipple of some sort, and sometimes they would fail and kill the mice).
  2. Fire Ant Farm

    Fire Ant Farm Get off my lawn

    May 5, 2015
    South Texas
    I can't speak to the cup you pictured, but a lot of folks use these cup waterers and like them. I bought some, but haven't put them in yet. They tap at the yellow thing and it fills. You pre-fill (by tapping it with your finger) when teaching them...

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  3. 24Chickens

    24Chickens In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2017
    Pocatello, ID
    Hi Fire Ant Farm, did you ever install the poultry watering cup, I was wondering as I bought a package of 2 and wanted to ask how you installed yours. Thanks for your input.

  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    This is the type I am using.... mine are installed on a square sided bucket.
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    I use these and they work fine as long as you clean them daily. I pour a water from a bucket into them and it clears the sediment. I also have vertical nipples waterers in the runs, and have a basin of water for them - the basin is their preferred water source of choice. When it rains, they prefer puddles over any other sources :th

    I should add that, since they rotate, you can invert them to block the water source if you need to medicate your flock, using a smaller waterer (e.g. worming, where the dose is only for one day).
  6. Cock A Doodle Doo

    Cock A Doodle Doo In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2017
    I made a waterer with the red cups that have the yellow things. My chickens are too stupid to use them apparently. I've been looking around for how to train them.
    My chickens will drink out of the cups when I fill them but they will die of thirst if they empty.

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