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PLEASE HELP! Need ideas for Very small coop feeders and waterers!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by briter30, May 18, 2011.

  1. briter30

    briter30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in a loss and am hoping you guys can help me. I have a very small chicken tractor that measures 3' wide, 3' high, and 8' long. It is triangular shape with a small nesting area on top / back of run (I woud post pics but I am new to sight and backyardchickens will not let me post pics until I have 10 posts). Anyway, as everyone mentions, the waterer and feeder are getting in the way and contaminated. I have looked at the hanging feeders/waterers but they seem to take up a lot of room that is needed in this small coop. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or PICS they could share of pvc pipe feeders or waterers or anything else that can be easily accessed from outside the run area (so I don't have to crawl inside the small tractor) and save me some space! Thanks.
     
  2. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of people use the bottle waters (used for rabbits). I don't know about the feed though.
     
  3. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know chickens could drink from bottle waterers. What a great idea!
    Stupid question coming....Couldn't they get their tongues caught? [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    They peck at the ball in the end of the tube, and the water flows. No tongue involved.

    Sudden attack of the giggles at the thought.
     
  5. briter30

    briter30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do yall know if they sell these rabbit bottles at Walmart?
     
  6. Hope49_DH

    Hope49_DH Out Of The Brooder

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    for our brooder, we used the threaded water nipples, and I mounted them in 20 oz soda bottles with a hole cut out of the bottom to allow for refilling. Would work with a 2 liter bottle also.
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:Just bought 2 there the other day for my rabbits.

    First Nature 32oz bottles are under $3
     
  8. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:I use these in small coops too. Buckets in the bigger coops. I love those things. Always have clean water.
     
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  9. briter30

    briter30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know if the soda bottle can be placed at an angle? I have an A-frame chicken tractor?
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Put it on one of the ends, which are not angled.
     

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