Watering Devices

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by enggass, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are my options for watering devices without having to build anything too elaborate. I am looking for something that does not take up much room. I have seen mention of Rabbit waterers. The ones with the ball - like you use for gerbils and such. Do these work well? How big do they come - what can you all recommend? Where is a good place to shop for them?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Mt Top Chick

    Mt Top Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    a few post down from yours is a large thread on the subject:)
     
  3. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DOH! Thank you...
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

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  5. kateseidel

    kateseidel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $4.00 for nipples, attached them to a left over kitty litter bucket which cost nothing. It works amazingly - clean, lasts quite a while for my 15 chickens (I only need to fill it once or twice a week), water stays clean, hangs from the rafter. It is really working out well for us!!
     
  6. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I find these nipples?
    UPDATE: Never mind - found them...
     
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  7. buzzbeehive

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    Kate, how high do you mount the bottom of you waatering nipples. Thanx!
     
  8. ADozenGirlz

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    I stumbled upon the BEST WATERING DEVICE EVER this summer and now I have three installed in my coops. Check out The Chicken Fountain! It's NOT your average PVC unit with stagnant water in the tank, this unit hooks up to a hose and refills automatically when the water drops to a certain level and it has a heater option for winter-time use! Check out my review of it and why it's so much more healthy for chickens than traditional waterers here: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/07/the-advantages-of-poultry-nipples.html

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