SMALL hanging waterer??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pawsplus, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't find one! My new pullets Audrey and Bianca are living in a very large dog crate until they are out of quarantine. All the hanging waterers I've seen are HUGE and take up too much space. But the small one I found (like this one: http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Feed-and-Water-Supplies/Chick-Waterer-Plastic-1-quart-p299.aspx ) just gets gross. They step in it, etc. I have it up on a concrete paver but that doesn't really help. It needs to be hung up and it can't be.

    Has anyone seen a small hanging waterer? Or have ideas how to make or jerry-rig one?

    Thanks!
     
  2. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about one of those hampster waterers? they hang outside the cage and really don't take up space. I have heard of several people here using them.
     
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People here have put a single nipple in the cap of a plastic water bottle or a glass alcohol bottle, and hang them. I'm sure you could find it if you searched.
     
  4. ~KH~

    ~KH~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did this with a sports water bottle we had lying around and it works great.
     
  5. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can always set up waterer cups along the side. they take up very little space and make the watering process very easy with less filling and cleaning.

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  6. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A nipple drinker arrangement that requires minimal space. Plus they are as clean as you can get!
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  7. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why drill a hook screw down through the top, attack a tiny carabiner, and hang it from a string? The carabiner will allow you to take it off and fill it. Cheap.
     
  8. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Unless the screwhook connection is airtight the waterer http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Fee … -p299.aspx will leak. If a fount like this is not designed to hang, if the birds can push it enough the water will slosh out. In any case it is a chick waterer and the headspace is none to large for a mature chicken.
     

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