Soda bottle top waterers? Like for Polish...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BeardedLadyFarm, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

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    I've seen waterers used on Polish cages at poultry shows. They just screw onto the top of a plastic bottle. Anyone know where I can order these? I think they would be great for my Seramas, so I'm not eternally cleaning out shavings. I can't get mine to get excited about a rabbit bottle or a lixit bottle, so I thought I'd try to find these.

    Thanks!
     
  2. averytds

    averytds Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    KS
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

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    Perfect! Just what I needed. I've been looking at sites like this to no avail. Now I know "font" is the key word.

    Thank you!
     
  4. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

    May 19, 2009
    you can put them on the insides of pens, too! Just support the bottoms. I use little shelf brackest, but a friend sets a chunk of wood under them.
     
  5. averytds

    averytds Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    KS
    Yep, Ebay has them, Cutlers, etc. tons of places. All around $1 a piece. I just go with the dozen. They're very handy. Easy to keep enough around you can change them out for cleaning. We pop the plastic pieces into a hot water bleach solution and let them sit and put fresh ones on. You can get stouter/longer lasting bottles, but we often just buy new after a bit.


    Freeze partially filled bottles in the summer and top them off before putting out. The birds love them.
     
  6. knaup109

    knaup109 In the Brooder

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    will this screw on the 20oz Soda bottle?
     
  7. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Songster

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    usually 20 oz and 2ltr bottles have the same size "mouth"

    this would work great in a brooder.
     
  8. averytds

    averytds Songster

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    We've used them with up to the 1 ltr bottles. Certain brands work better than others...Coke products and some of the store brands. I prefer contoured bottles personally. If you go with a 2 ltr you'll probably need to put them inside as the bottle diameter might be too big to allow the drinking portion to extend into any enclosure. The *NEW* founts are longer than the older white ones with the springs.
     

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