Saw some auto waterers on Better Homes & Gardens last week and found some at Brookfield Poultry but not sure where to start? Any hints/tips/ideas anyone? Am only watering 14 chooks at the moment but hope to have some more soon. Also are they any good for ducks - my muscovies are pretty good with their waterer but the Khaki's are slobs. Hoping to find something that will stay relatively mud-free and my babies won't drown in it.
Post by organic girl on Aug 19, 2010 14:08:05 GMT 8
I also saw them on tv and as I also have polish chickens i was very interested. Are the ones at Brookfield Poultry bigger? If so, my polish would still get their crests wet. Annie has used the auto waterers, sure she will have some advice for you.
I have the big red dome ones from Brookfield poultry in each pen and the smaller ones in chick pens .They run(gravity) from a 1000 lt tank that I fill from time to time I tried the small units and they jammed and occasionally leaked ,I also tried the in line ones they worked but in summer the water got too hot. I'm now happy but I still get some hen knock out a line or clog one up somehow so I watch it in summer especially.
Thanks everybody! Now to confuse us all - I've found some different ones on royalrooster website which look like PVC pipe with a waterer on the bottom. And they have a feeder that's the same setup to keep mice & rats out. May have to bite the bullet and get one to try.
I use a 200 litre tank elevated to get a fall on it and that goes into 10 litre drums that I cut a whole in the side and put in a float system all on 1/2 inch pipe and it works well. I will this summer do the same for the other side of the cages I like the sound of annieyokie`s 1000 litre tanks. I have a couple in the shed, the birds do drink a lot in the summer months and that way would keep up with demand a lot better thanks for the idea Trev
OK I told you that I was not a lot of good at this From the tank I use 13 mill black polly pipe to the T section then the same pipe to the drinker and conect to the float you can ad as many as your tank will stand please email me if you do not understand it Trev
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