TSC Bottle Conversion Kit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Airilith, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

    478
    1
    121
    Sep 28, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I was wondering if anyone has used this product .


    It looks like a cheap way to put a waterer together for the DIY impaired.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Used to use those all the time when I raised rabbits. Never have used a nipple waterer for our chickens. Ours would probably laugh at it and ask "And you want me to do what with that?"
     
  3. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

    478
    1
    121
    Sep 28, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I really want to stay away from open dishes of water, to cut down on both cleaning and spilling.

    And I read on a post here that some people have used rabbit waterers. So I thought this would be a fairly cheap option.
     
  4. Kotiya

    Kotiya Out Of The Brooder

    75
    0
    39
    Jun 11, 2009
    South-West Ohio
    When my chicks were little we tried a nipple waterer. We saw lots of birds at the fair with them and loved the idea of clean water. I had bought a tiny little nipple waterer, made for parakeets, and once we showed a couple birds how to do it, they loved it. Couldn't keep it filled fast enough for them!

    Then I tried larger bottles that each held a liter (and filled from the top [​IMG] ). The ball mechanism must have been too hard and they wouldn't use it.

    Now I have some I got online that I will use (just haven't done it yet). As long as they can move the ball with their beaks, and you have the patience to teach them, you will really like them!
     
  5. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    177
    3
    111
    Jun 30, 2009
    I've used the conversion kit for a liter soda bottle from TSC. The kit is fine, but the bottle I used was flimsy. It was hard to get under the spring without squishing the bottle.

    My Seramas will use a rabbit water bottle. Test the ball at the end with you finger and see if it's easy to move. Some brands are better than others.

    Also, Randall Burkey has a pop bottle waterer that is a little different, more of a little cup. These are cheap and work well.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by