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Easy DIY Auto Chicken Waterer

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I love DIY projects and was more than excited to tackle my latest one. I wanted to make a water system for my chickens that would basically take relying on me out of the equation.

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This system keeps water super clean and refills as needed. In all, I spent about 45$ on this project and it was really easy.
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The bucket is connected to a low flow adapter to the garden hose, reducing the psi. Inside the bucket is a float flow regulator- like the kind in toilets; when the float drops, more water is added until it rises again.
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The pcv piping holds an additional 2 gallons of water and includes an air vent and overflow as well as two screw off ends for easy cleaning and debris removal.

Super satisfying project and no sooner did I put it into the coop, the chickens figured it right out.

Check out  the pics and tutorial on my blog on the link below

http://cagefreemonkeys.blogspot.com/2010/06/chicken-auto-watering-system.html

Jenafer
2 Buff Orps, 2 Red Star, 2 Plymoth Rocks hatched on 3/7/10
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Jenafer
2 Buff Orps, 2 Red Star, 2 Plymoth Rocks hatched on 3/7/10
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post #2 of 5

Wow!!  I call that a grand entry to BYC!

Welcome and love the waterer.

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Thanks!!big_smile

Jenafer
2 Buff Orps, 2 Red Star, 2 Plymoth Rocks hatched on 3/7/10
www.cagefreemonkeys.blogspot.com
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Jenafer
2 Buff Orps, 2 Red Star, 2 Plymoth Rocks hatched on 3/7/10
www.cagefreemonkeys.blogspot.com
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That is nice!  I wish I had a spigot near my coop so I could set mine up like that.  Make sure you check for cleanliness periodically though.  I used a silver Lowe's bucket and there was mold in it after 2 weeks, even with ACV in the water.

Discipline yourself first and your horse second.

Mixed layer flock: One each of Delaware, Welsummer, Salmon Faverolle, Australorp and Easter Egger
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Discipline yourself first and your horse second.

Mixed layer flock: One each of Delaware, Welsummer, Salmon Faverolle, Australorp and Easter Egger
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love this setup!! good job

Blessings and sunshine from FL, Kelly ~
Wife to an amazing hubby, homeschooling mom to 3 awesome teen boys. 2 sweet Maine coon's,  red sex links,  black Austrolorps,  Barred Rock, RIR's, SLW's, EE's~
I now know what you mean about chicken math!! I want more!!!!

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Blessings and sunshine from FL, Kelly ~
Wife to an amazing hubby, homeschooling mom to 3 awesome teen boys. 2 sweet Maine coon's,  red sex links,  black Austrolorps,  Barred Rock, RIR's, SLW's, EE's~
I now know what you mean about chicken math!! I want more!!!!

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