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Nipple waterer for quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ThaJuicyJuice, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone use this? I have a set up already with holes drilled in pvc. Works great, but was going to order some nipples for the chickens and wondered if I should try with the quail, too. What do you think?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    It Will Work, But Here In This Tropical Heat And Humidity You'll Find They Drip Continuously... Which Makes Wet Spots, Which In Turn Becomes Mini Quicksand Pits With A Foul Odor That 1 Cannot Describe In Words... But They Do Work, And Quail Will Drink From Anything.
     
  3. Hoppelchen

    Hoppelchen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I use rabbit watering bottles for quail, and also a an automatic system for rabbits and have parked itinerant quail in a rabbit cage with rabbit nipples and they worked it out in no time how to use the nipples.

    But, quails, like rabbits are also fond of playing with the waterers... ;-D

    JJ mentions that water dripping makes the quail-do reek -- yep, and so, what I do is I take one of the big tins from my homebrew beerkits, put a pierced beer can upside down (so no-one can drown) and tie that to the wall underneath the nipple to catch the drips. Since I make a new beer every 2 weeks I have a good supply of those tins, and so I just chuck them when they get whiffy(they will even if you rinse them every day), but you could clean it up with bleach.

    This also breaks up the 'playgroup' and stops birds from monopolising the drinker by crowding underneath it and stopping others from accessing it.

    If you use nipples, they will always leak a little bit, so in my rabbit cages I hang them high, so the drips dry on the mesh as they fall and my animals get exercise whilst drinking. But you can also get poultry cups from the same company that makes the nipple drinkers, I haven't yet, because after seeing the muck that ends up in the tin... I suspect that their beeks are actually quite filthy and I have a suspicion that the poultry cup would be a mini cesspit in no time, even with much cleaning.
     
  4. jespere

    jespere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? No matter what you do they leak?? I'm also in south florida and I just got a few from a friend because he ordered too many... I am hesitant to use them now. If I can get them to stop leaking, I'll let you know!
     
  5. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    Quote:go gators!
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    My Dad was born in Gainesville, went to Univ. of Florida [​IMG]
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:go gators!

    I was about to say something, but then I thought about how bad Tennessee was...[​IMG]
     
  8. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know I'm not suppose to use the chicken word on this site but I use the farm tek water nipple in a one gallon bucket and they never leak. I am planning on using them in a quart plastic water jar for my quail.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Since I make a new beer every 2 weeks I have a good supply

    HEY BUUUUUUUUUUUDDDDDY [​IMG]



    [​IMG] OH NEVERMIND, FORGOT YOU WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BIG POND... [​IMG]
     
  10. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ran thru my mind too JJ. Mmmmmm homebrew..... I made beer for several years. The only down side was every time I had a less than good batch, there was 5 gallons of it. This my friend, is a good time to have a few good friends that are "TRUE BEER SLUTS", problem solved!! Bill
     

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