Remix of ‘Chicken waterer using PET bottle’ by kkwsiu adding a sturdier base and elevated water level.
Our delightful and hilarious rescue chook Harriet has anarchistic tendencies when it comes to her love of knocking/tipping/pushing things over (just to see what happens :p). So the intended outcome of this remix is an easy to print, anarchistic-chicken-proof auto water bowl solution.
I’ve added a convex outer wall to increase the footprint of the base for more stabilisation, and raised the height of the water outlets/air inlets so the water level sits a little higher, adding more base weight and making it easier to drink from. As of 30/01/2023 I’ve raised the height of the outlets/inlets further to make the water level 20mm, and added an additional version with an even higher water level of 28mm to make it easier for birds with larger beaks who need a deeper reservoir to drink easily. I’ve also increased the wall thickness of the bottle mount for added strength and resilience when repeatedly screwing the bottle in/out over time.
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