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Pop bottle waterer for hens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Moselle, May 4, 2008.

  1. Moselle

    Moselle Songster

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    I saw these "universal pop bottle" waterers at Meyer - they look like a good idea for keeping water in our small run - water will stay cleaner and easy to refill from outside the run. I'm just wondering if their 1" width is big enough for a full sized hen? Anybody used these? Think they would work?

    From Meyer:
    http://www.meyerhatchery.com/get_item_4449_universal-pop-bottle-water.htm

    Here's a picture of how they work:
    http://www.redoakgamebirds.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=94

    I have 7 chickens and would probably set up 2 or 3 of them in their run. Inside the henhouse they have a big waterer which they can access any time.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2008
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

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    Yes a full sized bird can drink from them.
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Chickens should have a bit of "elbow room" at waterers and feeders. More at feeders.
    That said, just about anything they can get their beaks into and which keeps the water clean will do.
     
  4. tvtaber

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    I think the opening is big enough, but the 12-16 oz bottle will not last long. Isn't the waterer in their run good enough?
     
  5. healingdeva

    healingdeva In the Brooder

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    I'd be concerned about the chemicals leaching out of the soda bottle. As a short term solution, maybe but I wouldn't want to run it that way long term.

    Victoria
     
  6. VaM715

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    I could never get my birds to use them for some reason. I bought 4 of them and they just would not drink from them.
     
  7. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    This shows using a glass coke bottle like the old kind.
    I thought I had seen something like this to use with a two liter plastic bottle.
    These might work good in small areas for younger chickens.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    I bought a bunny waterer for a 2 lt bottle. I know silkiechicken had her chicks drinking from one so I am going to try it.
     
  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    The best price for pop bottle waterer is from CutlerSupply. They even have one that will fit 2 and 3 liter bottles
     
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    Lollipop Songster 9 Years

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