what kind of waterer?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Turkeyrun, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Turkeyrun

    Turkeyrun Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    What type of waterer do you use in your coop with your guineas?

    We have a 10 week old flock of 15 that are beginning to settle in to a nice routine, out in the morning and back in to the coop in the evening with no more round up efforts. I am keeping food and water in the coop to encourage their nightly return.

    We have a hanging waterer but they keep jostling it and it spills, making a mess. Hanging it does keep bedding from getting in it, also when I had it up on blocks they would knock it over.

    Suggestions for home made or purchased waters are welcome.

    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    I just use a one gallon twist on base plastic waterer. Mine will knock if off the block when it gets low but don't seem to do it any other time.
     
  3. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a 3 gallon waterer on blocks. Keep it full and it will be too heavy for them to knock over. I change out the water every day (they only drink about a 1/4 gal) to keep it clean. They also free range all day so they can get water any time from nearby pond and stream. They also go in and out of their house all day for food and water.
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use rubber buckets. They easily transitioned from regular waterers to the buckets, and if the water freezes it is a simple matter to flex the rubber and pop the ice out.
     
  5. Turkeyrun

    Turkeyrun Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the good suggestions. I have been using teh one gallon twist type of feeder but and refill each evening either it is leaking or the guineas are drinking a lot because it is just about empty each evening, maybe I'll tray a larger waterer.

    Racuda - I had though about buckets but was wondering how to handle the ice, I did not realize there were flexible rubber buckets, I'll look for those around here. They must be tall enough to keep the guineas from kicking bedding into them.

    Thank you
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  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have 5 adult guineas in with some of my chickens, I have two types of waterers in their coop.
    One is a plastic 10 gallon waterer, I had to re-modle it because the bottom leaked. ( Hey it's over 3 years old! )
    The other is a 5 gallon metal slid on waterer. Both work fine. [​IMG]

    For my younger guineas that are being reared by a chicken I have two - 1 gallon waterers. One is in their hutch, the other in the yard, so they can get a drink while free ranging in the yard.
     
  7. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    My 23 quickly empty the one gallon. Now that it's time for heated buckets I'm thinking I'll set up a five gallon heated bucket in their coop.
    That's what the chickens get for the winter....do you think they'll adjust to that?

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    I have 5 adult guineas in with some of my chickens, I have two types of waterers in their coop.
    One is a plastic 10 gallon waterer, I had to re-modle it because the bottom leaked. ( Hey it's over 3 years old! )
    The other is a 5 gallon metal slid on waterer. Both work fine. [​IMG]

    For my younger guineas that are being reared by a chicken I have two - 1 gallon waterers. One is in their hutch, the other in the yard, so they can get a drink while free ranging in the yard.​
     
  8. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Quote:Waterer or feeder?

    Depending on the waterer you're using if its not perfectly level it will leak out. I probably should have mentioned I have two ponds and a waterer for the free range chickens outside so my Guinea flock rarely empties theirs before I have to clean it.
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Humm, I have a 10 Gallon waterer and a 5 Gallon waterer in my pen with the guineas and the chickens - 1 Gallon would hardly be enought for a grown pair - [​IMG]

    I saw heated 10 gallon wateres at Gebos a few wks ago - around $50.00 bucks - [​IMG]
     
  10. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Are the 10 gallons a tub or bucket style? or a closed top?
     

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