Farm Supply Automatic pigeon waterer

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Farm Supply Automatic pigeon waterer

Post by Richard *UT* » Sun May 17, 2009 10:06 pm

I remember a while back somebody posted some nipples that can automatically water the pigeons. I thought it was farm supply or tractor supply but I can't find the info using the search. It might have been back on the old format but I am sure somebody knows what I am talking about. Feel free to post on this or on the hall of fame pigeon topic. Thanks for the help and I will be looking.
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Re: Farm Supply Automatic pigeon waterer

Post by Rick Hall » Mon May 18, 2009 4:35 am

http://www.farmtekcatalog.com/0158.asp supplied the watering nipples I used for a large PVC waterer, but their online store is "down for maintenance," so I couldn't provide a direct link to the item.
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Re: Farm Supply Automatic pigeon waterer

Post by Richard *UT* » Mon May 18, 2009 9:16 pm

Thanks for the info. Have you had any problems with this setup? Whould you do it again? How many nipples should have for about 10-12 pigeons? I was thinking about one for every two birds. Thanks again for any help offered. When I get all this worked out I will post the info on the hall of fame post. :idea:
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Re: Farm Supply Automatic pigeon waterer

Post by Rick Hall » Tue May 19, 2009 5:21 am

I didn't use mine long enough to know what long term problems might arise, because it lasted long enough without refilling that I feared I'd forget about it altogether. So it's been on what's probably forever-loan to a fellow who was taking a crack at raising quail. I'm more comfortable with the translucent bullet-shaped waterers that let me keep an eye water levels (and last for days with a lot more pigeons than you're talking about). Not sure why you're considering so many nipples, or where you'd put them on a vertical reservoir like mine, but I felt I was being redundant for safety sake with three for 20-30 birds.
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Re: Farm Supply Automatic pigeon waterer

Post by Richard *UT* » Tue May 19, 2009 11:54 am

Great, That will save me some money on the nipples. Thanks again for the info and I will post some pics of the loft when I am done.
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Re: Farm Supply Automatic pigeon waterer

Post by mtlee » Tue May 19, 2009 7:52 pm

I've had 11 birds and 1 nipple at one point, they did just fine with the watering situation.....the hawks were a different story.

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Re: Farm Supply Automatic pigeon waterer

Post by topher40 » Tue May 19, 2009 8:34 pm

I would have to say that 1 (nipple) to 10 birds is a good ratio. For 12 birds I would just use a bullet waterer.
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