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#1 2012-05-25 01:47:57

gubi
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From: Walton
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poultry supplies

I just bought a couple more of these in the 5 gallon size.  I have one that is about 5 years old now and still works great.  I also have a few of the galvanized waterers but I find I break the welds when I try to open them up when they are frozen.  With this plastic one I can hang it up so it stays cleaner.  It has a fill plug for a hose in the bottom but I usually just take the bottom off to fill it.  In the winter time I tip it upside down pour a bit of hot water over the fill plug to melt the ice and refill it through the hose hole with hot water.
I ordered them through my feed mill and don't even know how much they are yet but their 1 gallon plastic waterer is 4.95.  TSC wants close to $10 for one. 
http://millside.ca/resize_image.php?image=P3G.png&new_width=325&new_height=250
http://millside.ca


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#2 2012-05-25 11:29:49

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: poultry supplies

I use that style in the 1gal for my smaller birds. It's shape is the easiest to clean of the different styles I've tried so far.

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#3 2012-05-26 02:27:57

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: poultry supplies

Interesting. Anyone else using the nipples?
We are using these. http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/Pr … 30a.jpg%7c

http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/pr … c1030.html

Do you think they drink as much, as efficiently...?

Our chicks seemed to learn quickly how to use them. A couple drink from them like they are trying to teach the nipple a lesson, but those are the two Marans/EE mixed Roos that are kind of a-holes.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#4 2012-05-26 02:42:07

gubi
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Re: poultry supplies

Eventually I will built an automatic water bowl like Claire has with a float in it and just hook it up onto a hose but these beat having to refill 3 1 gallon waterers twice a day.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#5 2012-05-26 03:20:30

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: poultry supplies

Those are definitely easiest to clean as it is mostly flat surfaces when you take it apart, we had one but sold it when downsizing with 2 other plastic ones that were octagonal and horrible to clean. 

We prefer the metal here as they don't grow algae, nd we can wrap with heat trace in the winter so they don't freeze. We haven't got out 3 trough waterers set up yet.  we may build a couple more this year.  It saves so much hassle and lugging.  Nathan is building the tin garden shed coop for the young 'uns this weekend, so hopefully they'll be housed and enclosed in the electric netting by the end of the weekend with an automatic waterer set up.  :jumping:

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#6 2012-06-05 19:19:52

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: poultry supplies

So since reading this post it got us wondering how well the water nipples are doing. I put big bowl of water out for them and they really seems to like it. So i got two 1.6 gallon waterers. they just seem to like drinking from them better.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#7 2012-06-05 23:33:47

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: poultry supplies

I use the little economy poulty cups, they like them better than the nipples and the cups don't drip. They still like the pail of water best but only marginally more than the cups.  And yes, I did have the chooks fill out a user preference survey to gather that information :P

I will find a link to the cups....
http://www.cornerstone-farm.com/equipme … -valve-226
I actually bought mine off e-bay.

Here is a picture of them in my coop. DH screwed 2 into a five gallon pail and they worked trouble free all winter.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/803cd135.png


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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