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Automatic waterers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by aidenbaby, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm constructing an automatic feed like this http://www.fowlvisions.com/?p=633 and I'm thinking about a similar one with an air tight cap for water. Does anyone have anything else similar? I want it to extend out the top of my run (only 4 feet tall) and I would like to be able to keep it from freezing in winter (I had thought of double walled with insulation of some for between the two). Oh and of course I'd like to do it all for less than the $20 a galvanized waterer would cost. Impossible? I think not.
     
  2. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    There are a bunch of instructions for PVC waterers on this forum. Just do a search at the top of the page.
     
  3. Fowl Visions

    Fowl Visions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Aidenbaby--I utilize this feeder in two of my coops and we have added one modification to it since that post was listed. For powder-type poultry feed, make sure to insert a cylinder inside of it to keep the feed flowing smoothly. If you are using a granular-type feed then no insert is needed.

    Since having this feeder I feed a lot less often and have more time to play with the chicks!
     

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