Originally Posted by gpeters3
Everybody seems excited about auto feeders, my pet peeve is cleaning and filling a waterer that has to be turned upside down to fill. Who has an auto-waterer? BTW, I agree with full size house doors for access to the coop areas. I enjoy my project much more since I added that feature.
I've heard of a few people with auto waterers actually! The one's I've seen though have either been with one of those Igloo drink coolers then i think low pressure down into PVC pipe with nipples (not sure if these are auto though or you refill the cooler. either way, seem cool) or they have some sort of low pressure system and/or you simply connect to your hose. Never seen the details on these though and it seems to me as if it would waste water but who knows. Plus you have to be near a hose. The other one I've heard a lot of, which I don't think is auto but could be, is the 5 gallon bucket system with the poultry nipples on bottom or sides. Or the PVC pipe running through with nipples. I've heard that the vertical nipples freeze though and horizontal is better which sucks because I bought vertical haha but yeah, either way, all of those seem way easier than those waterers, which I agree are a huge pain to fill.