AUTOMATED WATERING

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

  1. zuluchicken

    zuluchicken Out Of 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

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

    dirtychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    zuluchicken Out Of 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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. mrmojo08

    mrmojo08 Out Of The Brooder

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    This looks great. Where did you get the float?
     
  8. mcbrown7513

    mcbrown7513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool idea. Mind if I"barrow" it?
     
  9. zuluchicken

    zuluchicken Out Of 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 Out Of 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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