How to use Pop Bottle Fountains?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by capayvalleychick, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. capayvalleychick

    capayvalleychick Songster

    Jan 26, 2010
    Guinda CA
    I feel a little stupid asking this question [​IMG] but what is the proper way to use the aluminum pop bottle fountains?

    I ordered some for cage training my chickens and also ordered the springs. I expected them to have threads, so that you can securely attach a bottle. Instead, they are smooth inside.
    I tried using them with Aquafina bottles but the water leaks. My rooster is as clueless as me-he was pecking the TOP of the bottle! [​IMG]

  2. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Songster

    Sep 1, 2008
    The aluminum ones I used years ago worked only with the old glass, capped, soda bottles. I am thinking that they never up dated that design in aluminum to accomodate the newer plastic bottles.
    Wish I still had the two cases of clear Miller Beer quart bottles that I used then.

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