Pop Bottle Waterers Just Got Even Easier

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by wco, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. wco

    wco Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 21, 2009
    Huntsville, AL
    If you are like me then you are always fumbling around with the little spring trying to get it attached around the bottle and connected to the quail pen.

    Here is how I solved the problem. A short piece of wire, a pair of needle nose pliers, and about 5 minutes. With these, you too can contruct a spring holder/handle and make your life easier. (I don't yet have a name for this contrivance)

    With one hand you can hold the bottle and with the other easily push the spring and holder around the bottle and hook it to the wire of the pen.

    Hopefully the photos will tell the story. (One note here: attach the spring permanently to the wire by crimping the end onto the loop in the wire or it will be popping off all the time.)

    It saves only a little time but it sure makes attaching the waterer much easier for me.

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  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Great idea. I like it. [​IMG]
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    What an ingenious design! [​IMG] Thank you... I am going to try it. I have about a dozen of these water bottles in use at any given time, and when the temps are below freezing (or <0°F) you don't want to be touching those things with bare wet hands!! LOL! And I don't know how many times I've had to stop and go pick one up because it was sling-shot across the room!! [​IMG] Thank you for sharing!!! [​IMG]

    Edited to add: [​IMG] What a great addition to our "family"!
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    VERY clever idea, thank you!

    If you PM a moderator, they can change the category for you.
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Great idea! Those springs always pop off and roll right where you can't reach them. I'll give that a try!
  6. pfleming

    pfleming Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 10, 2012
    Northern MN
    I love this it works GREAT[​IMG]
  7. jimmywalt

    jimmywalt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2013
    Looks like that is made out of coat hanger wire????

    Great idea!
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
  9. weendogmom

    weendogmom New Egg

    May 8, 2013
    Hi - I bought some of these to use on breeder pens, but I can't seem to find any bottles that work. Can anyone suggest a specific brand of soda that fits good? I tried small bottles and a generic 2L coke bottle and none of them stay on with any amount of force in the drink cup.

    thank you.
  10. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2007
    I prefer to be able to fill the water bottle without having to remove it from the cage so switched to this bottle. It has a metal mounting bracket that holds the bottle in place. To refill I just unscrew the lid. My quail and bantams do great on this drinker.


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