Water Jar

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wxdude99, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Montgomery Area
    Is there a homemade way of making a watering jar for baby chicks. I should be getting my chicks tomorrow, but i was only able to find a 1 gallon waterer at the local feed store. thanks.
  2. Moriah

    Moriah In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2008
    Springfield Colorado
    I used a 1 gallon waterer and a one quart waterer. They went through both fairly quickly and made a mess of both. I was told by a number of people to put marbles in the waterer trough to prevent the chicks from drowning, but they can still easily get the water.
  3. Jarhead

    Jarhead Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    I assume you want to make a gravity waterer. Get a plastic drip tray for a planter - you know the thing that looks like a saucer. The get a plastic drinking cup put a couple of small holes in the lip of the cup (like 1/4"). Make sure the holes are below the level of the edge of the planter tray. Now fill your cup with water. Put the planter on the top of it, turn it upside down and you have a little waterer. You may want to put some marbles around the tray to keep the chicks from drowning. Just FYI, I use a 1 gallon chick waterer since it was like $5.00. May not be worth your time to make one. Hope that helps.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    That's a good Idea. I wish i'd thought of it!!! [​IMG]
  5. Yeah, that is a good idea.

    I'm going to that for now on. [​IMG]

    I use waterer's from the local feed store right now. I have a gallon and a quart and my 24 quail go through that in one day. Lot's of water.

    Best Of Luck [​IMG]
  6. littlemama

    littlemama In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2010
    fill a mayo jar with water. put a saucer on top. turn it over.vacuum keeps it from wooshing out.but the vacuum is working too well it doesnt even drip out. now I put a quarter under the lip to break the seal. It still wont come out. what should we do?

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