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CapeCod
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« on: April 21, 2008, 05:01:48 PM »

Got a couple 1 gallon paint cans from Home Depot for feeders.
What size hole do I poke and on which end ,,to make a syrup feeder.
Using chicken waterers now but thier a pain in the butt to refill because of the pebbles I used to keep the girls from drowning.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 08:28:33 PM »

>Got a couple 1 gallon paint cans from Home Depot for feeders.
What size hole do I poke

No bigger than 1/32".  Just use a small nail with a board behind it and try to barely poke a hole.

> and on which end

The lid.  Otherwise it will leak while you are filling it.

>Using chicken waterers now but thier a pain in the butt to refill because of the pebbles I used to keep the girls from drowning.

Quail waterers work better and require no pebbles.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2008, 05:54:48 AM »

Thanks M.B. I'll try it out today
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 10:03:15 AM »

18 guage frame nails make about the right sized holes. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 11:44:16 PM »

I use 4d nails and just tap them enough to break the metal--if the 4 sided pyramid shape isn't there it went to far.  4 sided pyramid with slight air gap at the end.
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