small pet water bottles?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Moselle, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could/should/would a chicken drink out of one of those water bottles (with a "ball point"-type drinking tip) that you get for hampsters and gerbils? I'm planning to have a regular large waterer out in the chicken run, but am wondering if water bottles would be a good choice for inside the henhouse - less spillage?
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    they make them for chickens, but i think they have a little lever tip, plus if you are going to use the small pet ones you better be ready to change them quite often. Chickens drink a lot, and you cant keep them from freezing in the winter like the big wateres that you can just put a warmer underneath. I like my big waterers, i fill them everyother day in the winter and every day in the summer.
     
  3. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have founf the bottle water-ers very handy...less moisture spilled. BUT, only the chicks we raised from day one, to use them, will use them. The older ones can't/won't learn. We got a nozzle kit for $5 from Tractor Supply company, and attach it to a 2L soda bottle.
     
  4. Moselle

    Moselle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm. So will your nozzle chicks also drink out of a regular waterer, or only the water bottle kind?

    I'm going through all this because I saw a 64oz small pet water bottle that I thought would be perfect for inside the chicken tractor (easy to attach to the wall). I was planning to keep their regular feeder/waterer outside in the run, but realized it might be a good idea to keep some water inside for them. But if they'll only drink from one type or the other, I'd probably better stick with a regular waterer.
     

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