Chicken Waterer Cups
Create your own hygienic waterer from your desired water source. Looks like a tiny livestock water bowl, but for chickens.
Drinker cups provide fresh water to your flock, and is easier to drink from than nipple drinkers. The cup automatically fills as birds drink and the and the spring-loaded tab is bumped. Cups are designed for use with a low-pressure water source only, such as a gravity-fed system.
To install, drill a 3/8" hole in water source and screw in cup. Provide one cup per 5 chickens.
Chicken Waterer Cups Key Features:
- create using a plastic container or PVC pipe
- nipple stem releases water only when chickens drink
- one cup accommodates up to five chickens
- chickens will typically train themselves to use in minutes
- supports both side and bottom mounting
Use a gravity flow system. Do not connect to a pressure water supply!
- Brand: Harris Farms
- Color: Red
- Size: 2 Pack
- Type: Waterer
It was very easy for my birds to teach themselves. Also I liked that they do not fill up all the way because the water cups stay cleaner and I live in Florida so there is not enough water in the cups for mosquitos to lay eggs in. Made sturdy. Easy to install.
The idea is fantastic and the cups are easy to install to any suitable container. But even though the chickens drink and press on the levers, the bowls don't fill. They seem to require a constant full pressure to release the water. Sad, it seems like a perfect idea.
"Very Cool, but..."
I love these. Keeps their water clean, but I thought they would refill on their own when the water level in the cups got to low. Instead I used peanut butter on the levers to get the chickens to teach themselves to use it. :)