This water bottle has worked very well in the brooder,
on blocks for height and a very small bungie cord to keep it from being knocked over,
but I needed a holder for it.
Something where the bottle could be easily swapped out as I have 2 of them.
It needed to be easily hung at varying heights too accommodate growing and different sized chickens.
A chunk of 1x, some 5/16 dowel rod, a modified closet rack hanger and 4 screws...all of which I found in my shop.... got the job done!
For scale reference, the back piece is 5" wide and 6" high.
Holes for the dowel rod were a tight enough fit that I could just press them in without gluing.
I use a drill press to ensure straight and true holes.
I cut away as much wood as possible under nipples to avoid the wood getting wet.
I had to file down the hanger to fit into the 1/2" hardware cloth on the coop walls,
it's very easy to adjust the location.
It tips forward a bit, which should will help any water drain off the front instead of soaking the wood.
Tho the bottle is easily swapped out, I've found that I can remove the cap and refill in place.
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