I have been doing a lot of reading on how to use a 5 gallon bucket to water my chickens. Most of the instructions say to turn the bucket upside down in a pan, after drilling the holes near the top to allow the water to flow into the pan. I have a bucket that was used to hold hydraulic fluid (it has been steam cleaned in a parts washer) that has a snap on lid with a spout that can be pushed into the lid. This spout has a plastic cap that snaps into place. I have in mind to drill the holes near the bottom of the bucket, making sure they are lower than the top of the pan it will sit in, and just sit the bucket in the pan. This will keep me from trying to flip a 5 gallon bucket full of water over without spilling water everywhere. Do you think the lid on this bucket, which has to be beat on with a mallet, and the spout cap will seal tight enough to prevent the water from overflowing the pan?