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Need DIY help making 5 Gallon bucket Waterer

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Has anyone successfully made one? I'd like to make one from a hanging bucket for chickens... something that will last a few days and stay clean.

Mother of 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 horses, 3 pygmy goats, 3 rabbits, 5 steer, 4 rhode island reds, and 5 golden comets....with much help from my husband.

 

Updated: Mother of 2 kids, 1 dogs, 1 horse, 2 pygmy goats, 0 rabbits, 4 steer, 1 rhode island red, 2 golden comets, 3 jersey giants, 2 barred rock, 2 partridge rock, 3 dixie rainbow, and 17 khaki campbells....with much help from a very patient...

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Mother of 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 horses, 3 pygmy goats, 3 rabbits, 5 steer, 4 rhode island reds, and 5 golden comets....with much help from my husband.

 

Updated: Mother of 2 kids, 1 dogs, 1 horse, 2 pygmy goats, 0 rabbits, 4 steer, 1 rhode island red, 2 golden comets, 3 jersey giants, 2 barred rock, 2 partridge rock, 3 dixie rainbow, and 17 khaki campbells....with much help from a very patient...

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i don't have running water at one of my breeding barns and use the DIY 5g buckets, just drill the proper size hole for your nipples or cups, wrap 3 layers of Teflon tape over the nipple and thread it into the bucket, fill with water and enjoy.

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I use the white 5 gallon buckets/lids from tractor supply. I didn't have much luck with teflon tape but smearing petroleum jelly or beeswax on the nipple threads before inserting made for no leaks.

I prefer using horizontal nipples rather than vertical. They waste less water and are less prone to freeze up in colder temps.
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