Where to get feeder/waterers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spassehl, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. spassehl

    spassehl In the Brooder

    Jan 20, 2009
    [​IMG] Hey everyone!! I was hoping someone might know the best way to buy used chick feeders and waterers. I will also be in need of a brooder thermometer and light bulb. The starter kits I've seen are expensive and I think it important to recycle. If anyone out there know a good site or you personally are looking to get rid of yours. Please let me know.

    Thanks, Sheila

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Feeder you can make yourself, really easily, out of stuff you probably have lying around. I used a round plastic ice-cream tub, set into the (deeper-rimmed) lid of a plastic sherbet tub, with 3/4" holes cut around the bottom of the walls of the icecream tub. Pop-riveted it all together. Worked really well for the first, I dunno, month or so. Then you can make bigger feeders along the same lines [​IMG]

    (edited to add pic, tho not a brilliant one:

    Have fun,

    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    My husband made all my feeders out of wood, there was a post with pictures on here a few weeks back. I showed him the picture and the next day I had 4 new feeder boxes. my brooder waterers I just bought the screw on ones that fit the quart jars when they were little chicks. They were like 2.25 at southern states. I now use the small ones for my button quail. I think the gallon waterers run around $7 at TSC. All the used waterers I found were higher priced then the new plastic ones. My husband got our light at Lowes, not sure how much it cost though.
  4. jforsness

    jforsness Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    If you're only starting a few chicks, any dish that holds water can work. The chicks will have to be able to reach the water, and gluing it to a flat board will keep it from being tipped over.

    I brooded the B's in a plastic tub with clip on heat lamp. About $15
  5. spassehl

    spassehl In the Brooder

    Jan 20, 2009
    Thank you to everyone. Many great ideas. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    My granddaughter just got 4 banties and I did not have a spare waterer. I took the black tub you get hamburger in from Walmart and added marbles so they couldn't fall in and drown. It works beautifully they are now 8 weeks old and I have gotten a larger tub to hold their water but I still add the marbles. It helps keep it from tipping over and they cant get caught in it and drown.The same tub would work for the feed as well
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Not being handy myself, and my DH having too many "honey do" items already, I frequent Smith Poultry Supply. It's a small organization, family run, and they've always been great to work with - prices are quite good, too! http://www.poultrysupplies.com/

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