Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by zuluchicken, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. zuluchicken

    zuluchicken In the Brooder

    I made this automated watering bucket for my flock and it works well. I fitted a float valve into this 25 Lt bucket that I cut open. I then connect the bucket to a hosepipe in my coop. It was easy and cheap to make. The photos speaks for itself.

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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Well done, neat idea. Hope it works out.
  3. dirtychick

    dirtychick Chirping

    Jun 17, 2013
    chickens won"t try to set on it and turn it over ? if so maybe a frame around it ?
  4. zuluchicken

    zuluchicken In the Brooder

    Hi Sunflower

    It has been going for almost 2 months now with no hick-ups. I unplug the hose pipe every 2 weeks to wash the container out. The water stays remarkably clean.
  5. zuluchicken

    zuluchicken In the Brooder

    Hi Dirtychick.

    When the container is filled with water it is too heavy for the birds to overturn. It is placed on a flat, level surface. I have never seen any of them sitting on the container. I think is is too slippery for them.
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  6. poltroon

    poltroon Songster

    Feb 28, 2008
    California (North Coast)
    Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
  7. mrmojo08

    mrmojo08 In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2013
    Spokane, WA
    My Coop
    This looks great. Where did you get the float?
  8. mcbrown7513

    mcbrown7513 Chirping

    Sep 9, 2015
    Southern Mississippi
    Very cool idea. Mind if I"barrow" it?
  9. zuluchicken

    zuluchicken In the Brooder

    I bought the float from a building supply shop in their plumbing department. You should be able to get something similar, if not the same. This is a South African developed float valve used in small applications where a normal float valve would not fit.
  10. zuluchicken

    zuluchicken In the Brooder

    You are welcome. That is why I shared it. I thought that it might be of some help to fellow members.

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