5 Gal. Bucket waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crystal195655, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. crystal195655

    crystal195655 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2011
    Glenoma, WA
    what height should a 5 gal. bucket waterer be hung? DH made me a waterer with nipples in the bottom for the chickens to drink from outside in the run....how high up should the bottom of the bucket be? in inches? Maybe it's just gonna be trial and error? Thanks for any help
  2. KFaye

    KFaye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2011
    What height is your old waterer. I usually have mine about 6 inches off the ground.
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    With a nipple waterer, the chickens should be able to stand under it and reach a little to drink comfortably. I suspended my bucket with a chain so I could raise it as the chicks grew and we're at 24" now (April hatch so they're pretty much full grown).

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