Q: Water does not seem to be coming out of the dripper on my Brooder Bottle Cap™? A: It is very important that you poke a hole in the bottom of the bottle to allow air to enter the bottle as the birds draw water out. Failure to do so will result in an “air lock” where no water will be released from the dripper. To tell if the hole is large enough simple place your finger over the hole, fill the bottle with water, invert the bottle and remove your finger from the hole. If the water comes out of the bottle in one column of water the hole is large enough, if the water “gurgles” as it comes out of the bottle you will want to make the hole a little larger. You may want to do this test in a sink or outside.
After years of dragging the hose back and forth across the yard… After countless hours spent wondering how the heck the chickens could possibly get their water so.darn.dirty day after day… After pining away after simpler solution and fancy fountains… We’ve finally gone and done it!
Yep, we purchased a chicken fountain and installed that bad boy last weekend. The chickens are happy with their fresh water all day long…no matter how much they scratch and peck at the ground around it… We’re happy not having to do battle with that darn hose anymore… All is right with the world. OK, maybe that’s a little dramatic. However, let me tell you, this little transformation has just saved me a ton of time and just as many headaches (at least during the non-freezing months). The only thing I don’t understand is why the heck we didn’t invest in the chicken fountain earlier! Now, do tell…how do you water your chickens? xoxo, Melissa - Ever Growing Farm