This is probably one of the best watering systems for the backyard flock owner. If you have problems with chickens sitting on top of or pooping in their water reservoirs, the the Avian Aqua Miser is for you. It provides large amounts of clean water without re-arranging your yard’s water pipes and hoses. Great for moveable tractors without worrying about tipping over the waterer. Developed by a husband and wife who got tired of worrying about the watering systems in their poultry tractors after two hens died from dehydration and exhaustion when the waterer got tipped by uneven ground and drained dry.
The Avian Aqua Miser is based on the method industrial chicken farms use to water their birds. In the industrial farms, multiple nipples are attached to a long hose so that each bird has a way to drink clean water in its own cage with no spillage. Unfortunately, the hose setup is hard to carry over to the backyard chicken operation since many nipples require high water pressure to work. The Avian Aqua Miser has the best of both worlds — clean, fresh water for your chickens to drink, but no hoses to drag behind your tractor or clutter up your yard.
The chicken nipple at the bottom of your Avian Aqua Miser is designed to release water from the reservoir when touched. Your chickens will quickly learn to peck at the nipple because of their attraction to the color red. If they don’t catch on right away, poke the nipple a few times with your finger letting the water drip out onto the ground and your chickens will soon figure it out.
Aqua Misers require very little care. Rinse every few weeks with warm water and your chickens will be drinking clean water all day long! Made from food-grade plastic to protect your chickens’ health.
The Avian Aqua Miser will work for most poultry, including ducks, geese, quail, etc. However, ducks should also be given a wading pool or other body of water to swim in. You may need to mount your waterer higher or lower than the height listed in the instructions depending on your birds’ stature — the goal is to have your birds reach up to the nipple in the bottom of the waterer, but not to have to strain to reach it. Your birds may also drink more or less than the amount listed above depending on their size — use your common sense and assume a full grown turkey drinks a lot more than a duckling.
In the summer you can pamper your hens by putting ice cubes in the Avian Aqua Miser for hours of cool drinks.
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