waterers

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Austin T, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Austin T

    Austin T Just Hatched

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    Are waterers really necessary, I have a kitty pool that I could easily just fill up with water for them. I'm talking for the grown chukars in the pen, not the chicks.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    They would probably jump in it and drownd.They do need water though like everything living does.I use the rubber bowls available at tractor supply.If they freeze you just turn them over and stomp on it and it all falls out.They cost under 5.00 ea.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. Austin T

    Austin T Just Hatched

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    So it's ok to use something other than a waterer as long as they can't drown? There is no other reason you have to use waterers?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    What exactly do you mean by waterers?Those drip nipple bottles like they use for hampsters?I would think you would have to train your birds to use them unless they see the shinny bearing and pick at it.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. Austin T

    Austin T Just Hatched

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    This is what I had in mind
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They work perfectly fine but freeze if not heated. And algae tends to grow rapidly if you don't clean them often to keep them clean.
     
  7. Tony K T

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    Yeah those are fine,but I would hang them off the ground so they don't kick dirt into them.I still prefer the rubber bowls,they don't freeze.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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