55 GALLON WATERER

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by aznewbe, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. aznewbe

    aznewbe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have free access to plastic 55 gallon drums and wanted to use one as a waterer. If it is air tight will a small hose down to a bowl work the same as other wateers. Just checking to see if anyone else has done something like this. my coop is to small for the drum to be inside so will have to elevate it.
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, lots of people use water drums to supply water to a gravity feed water system for their poultry. You can use pvc pipe or flexible tubing with marine fittings and connect it to a float valve or other type of waterers.
    Here is an example of one type of auto waterer that you can connect to a gravity feed system:
    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/ssc...9HCRV5X5J9C1U7A030Q5&pf_id=16822&area=poultry
    Double R has lots of different types connectors and low pressure waterers, etc:
    http://www.dblrsupply.com/index-poultry.php?page=/store/poultry.html

    chel
     
  3. dpike

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    kentuckyroo Out Of The Brooder

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    I use the 55 gallon drums for water, and found the auto float valves at rural king. if you have one of those near you or a good farm store should have them. i paid about 6 or 7 bucks for mine and that was about 5 years ago. they work great. but they need to be on a flexable line so you can take it off and clean the water trough.
     

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