Small hanging waterer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Frundette, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Frundette

    Frundette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having trouble finding a waterer for my three bantams. I've just been using the chick waterer, which is plenty big enough. But tends to get dirty quickly. So I want something small that hangs.

    The smallest hanging waterer I can find is a gallon. Does anyone sell a smaller one?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Most waterers need to sit on a solid, level surface
    I've never seen one designed to be hung

    Raise yours up on bricks or build a platform to set it on.
     
  3. Frundette

    Frundette Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. NotableNancy

    NotableNancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen a hanging waterer smaller than a gallon size. I have one similar to the one you posted and it's great.
    I'd get that one or as Bear Foot stated, build a platform for the one you have.
     
  5. jimmywalt

    jimmywalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Build yourself one of these. Easy to do and inexpensive. Use any size bottle you have, a coat hanger and a Chicken nipple off Ebay (5/$1.99 shipped from China).

    Make sure to poke a small hole in the bottom of the bottle so that air flows and the nipple works - See black circled hole in 2nd picture.

    I had this in my brooder box when they were chicks and I moved it inside the coop earlier in the year for a short time.

    Works great. No mess, and no poop in the water.

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