Waterers for shipping live birds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. I have been the recipient of a box full of plastic 2 oz. tubes and have added the watering nipple to it to serve as a waterer for birds in transit...especially for those that are being shipped.

    I'm not trying to make money from this...just perhaps save a few birds that are delayed more than 2 days in shipping.

    I pay $1.27 for the nipples plus shipping and since I got the tubes free I don't have to add that to the cost. I am going to sell them for $2.25 each plus shipping. That's not much $$ to assist in the bird arriving at it's destination alive and not irreparably dehydrated. They are refillable and reusable at home as well...think chicks!! [​IMG]

    I am going to put them in "Everything else for sale".

    Since I can only have one post for this, please get the word out to other BYC'ers that you think would be interested.

    "Saving shipped birds one waterer at a time!"

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    That is really cool-thats so nice of you to offer to help people like that:)
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    How would you attach it/ hang it inside a box?
     
  4. You will attach it inside to the end of the box by poking 2 very small holes and using a nylon tie. I'm sending the tie along with a small piece of the rubberized shelf liner to wrap around the bottle before putting the tie on. That should hold it very snugly.
     
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    Neat-o! I wish I would have seen this a few days ago! I will keep in in mind for the next one. [​IMG]
     

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