Water bottles -- AWESOME!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AimsChickies, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After reading about it on here a few times I decided to pick up some water bottle when I was out shopping the other day (you know, the ones for bunnies, guinea pigs and the like). So far it has been a lifesaver! No more dirty quail water and they caught on super quick! Good thing since i MAYBE went a little overboard with the quail eggs. I love the little guys. Oh...BTW....i even got my button quail using them now! Its great! I love all of the ideas you all share. Thanks!
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    i cant wait to start collecting some sorta water bottle system for my quails to give them even more room in their pens [​IMG] Congrats on it working out so well for ya! they deff are a great idea! [​IMG]
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Yeah, my Bobwhites caught on quick too. I have put one in with my new chicks and it's been interesting watch them try it. Once they figure it out I will take out the other waterer
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    how do you teach them this?? any tips/help? thanks
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I just attached the water bottle with a tilt and let it drip. Birds (all kinds) are attracted to dripping water. After a few days, I tilt it up straight so it doesn't drip anymore. By that time they have learned to get water from it and start poking the little ball. Few more days, I remove the regular waterer. Haven't had any problems
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:good tip!!! thanks i would have never thought of that [​IMG]
     
  7. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My approach might not have been the best, haha. I took the old waterer out and then put the water bottle in a little later (so they were thirsty) I just squeezed the bottle a teeny tiny bit until a few of them started using it. Once a few started drinking from it the others followed suit.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks..starting this asap with mine! [​IMG] its a real PIA having the bigger chicken wateres inside their pens, and every time you need to change their water you have to worry about them escaping....this way we can access the water from the outside their pen!..[​IMG]
     
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I use water bottlesdoe my Buttons they are great!
     
  10. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I simply took the waterer out, put the bottle on the side of the cages/brooders, and kept an eye out to make sure everyone figured it out. One will see it, peck at it because it's shiny metal, and realise that they can get water that way, and the rest follow suit. No real "training" involved.

    ETA: I use this on the coturnix, buttons and chickies. The only ones that I haven't tried it with are the day old buttons, but the chickies are fine from day one. The buttons may be fine from day one too, I just haven't tried it yet.
     
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