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post #21 of 26

Our girls took to it with no problem, our only problem is, a couple of the nipples inside the coop are leaking.  DH has even refitted them with teflon tape and they are still dripping.  Has anyone had a problem with this and what did you do to remedy it.  any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

post #22 of 26
This is cool I have been searching for the easiest in the long run autofil waterer I can find and this is great as the Twinzmom said both inside and outside the coop. BTW Twinzmom I am not in swamp cooler area either what fitting did you find for the bulk head?

Ok so what do ya think I should do for the frigid winter months? I am going to have to run an extension cord whatever I do since I don't have electricity in the coop and the oulet is a little way away.
post #23 of 26
I cannot remember what my DH found to use in place of a swamp cooler, ill have to ask.
In the cold months we just disconnect it and go back to a regular waterer, which he made a heated base for
From a large round metal cookie tin with a light bulb inside to keep the water from freezing. Works great!
post #24 of 26

Nice Work..

post #25 of 26

I'm looking for a design for a portable chicken tractor for 4-6 birds, so this isn't fitting for me... However, it is VERY cool and I'll keep it in mind if I ever build a larger stationary coop. Good job!

post #26 of 26
Great design...we bought the items needed to attempt making this tomorrow. I will post pictures when we are finished. I only have 8 birds right now and use the bucket/nipple system and it works well, but the bucket is hanging under the coop it's and it's a real pain to get to and it takes up space the birds could use:)
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