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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

those that show will have seen the plastic cups with a hook handle that hang on the cross wires of the show pens, that we put feed and water in for our birds.

We have looked for them recently and none of the regular stores seem to no longer keep them, there also appear to be none on ebay the same, has anyone seem them in the reject type stores and if so where, we would love to acquire another 40 please.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:42 pm 
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We would love some too Peter, or even how they are done at Central Coast Poultry Club is good too, they use glass jars with a clip on either side fixed to the cage.

Both work great.

We may even make up our own, need to think it out a bit though.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:42 pm 
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i have seen people use regular plastic handled cups, but, they cut a cm or so out of hte handle and then hook them over.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:47 pm 
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I've also seen the circle handles used. People push the handle through the wire and then slide a little piece of plastic tube through the hole to hold the cup in place. Something like a little piece of reticulation pipe is about the right size. You can buy those sort from Sam's Warehouse or similar.

We bought a few dozen of this type from Col at Planet Poultry. $4.00 each.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:49 pm 
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The only problem with them is on the cages that have no horizontal members, you would need to make some kind of alteration to hold them up.

Edit to add, I forgot they had one horizontal member, so not so difficult after all.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Hi Peter,
You buy them from any Crazy Clarkes store. They are still available for sale, and in fact I bought 20 of them last week for about .85c each.
I originally saw them at Kyogle Poultry Club at a show about 6 years ago, so we purchased 500 of them for Beaudesert Poultry Club about 5 years ago when I was their show steward.
I have them at home to use in my own training pens.
You just need to thread a little piece of electrical conduit inside the handle and they fit in any cage and don't need a horizontal wire to hold them in place.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:21 am 
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Thanks Ross and everyone for their comments,

Our Crazy Clarkes closed down and we were in Inverell yesterday and they had none, However had a brain wave this morning and rang Inverell with the bar code and the lovely lady will chase them up for me, they haven't had them for a while but they are still in the system, so if we can get 60 or so,
that will be great.

thanks again

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