A few inquisitive minds and questions have brought forth some great ideas and shed a whole new light on ways to water and feed your flock . I am relatively new to this web site and the feedback in search of answers to concerns has been fantastic. Managing ones free time to raise chickens is something some people dont have a lot of. I personally have many other interests besides chickens! Spreading that time around cant be all about the chicks. I started a thread a while back inquiring about rain barrels and nipple feeders and had done a lot of online researching to make my task easier than changing water several times a day for messy birds. The results and feedback have been phenominal! Everything from where to purchase barrels, nipples, screening, piping, cleanliness, contamination, and could baby chicks use it was covered. Needless to say, I used all these thoughts and ideas to construct my rain barrel water feeder sucessfully! And the winner is YOU for all your support and answers! THANKS!