I am considering this CUP TYPE WATERER - ANY COMENTS?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MIKE555444, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id like to know if anyone has had good or bad things to say about these waters. I am considering using this with a pressure reduction valve so my only task would be to clean these daily.

    Can they be made drip free as I don't want any extra moisture in my new coop?

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  2. biddybird

    biddybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens can swish water out of it, also they do get dirty.

    I love the nipple drip waterers. Hardley ever have any evidence of water underneath. Also stay nice and clean---forever. No more chores
     
  3. Tofer76

    Tofer76 Out Of The Brooder

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    if you have to clean them daily then why not eliminate a chore and go with nipple waterer in 5 gal bucket that you only have to fill about every other day and clean out once a week? [​IMG]

    i eliminate any thing that can take away from my time w the chickens or family and was tired of cleaning everything everyday so i switched and for what i paid for one regular waterer i made 5 bucket waterers ?? [​IMG]


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Waterer-...&otn=3&po=LVI&ps=63&clkid=2432793520580639432

    these are the ones i used . drill a hole a little bit smaller in a 5 gal bucket and thread this in there about 3 per bucket works good
     
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  4. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe that is a better way to go then... anyone use the cups?
     
  5. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is a member called Bellevue Omelet that uses them. They also sell both the cups and the nipples and they seem to prefer the cups.
     
  6. Tofer76

    Tofer76 Out Of The Brooder

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    the good thing about cups is that the chicken get plenty of water as they will prefer to drink from a more open source.. but they will make a little mess as they do like to swish around in it and you will have to clean them regularly
     
  7. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do not make any mess with them. They stick in their beaks to drink and that is it. They are 1.5 inches wide so not really big enough to splash water around. I have gravel below them so they do not dust bath by them and they do not accumulate dirt in the cup so I have no problems with them at all.
     

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