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Automatic Waterers

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by webdawg, May 20, 2007.

  1. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    I just received mine and I'm going to hook it to a 45 gallon water tank for gravity feed.

    This is the largest one I could find at 6 1/2". Looks kind of small to me.

    The add says it waters 300 birds.

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  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Webdawg...are you concerned about the water in your reservoir tank getting really warm in your Arizona summers? How long will 45 gallons last? I was considering the same type of set-up because I have a long walk from the nearest spigot and not enough money to run a permanent water line to the coop.
     
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    The tank will be kept in my coop which hangs around 90 degrees at the hottest point of the day and has good ventilation. I have a 10,000 gallon metal tank I use for the house and it works just fine. Not sure yet how long it will last. I will be putting 17 in the coop when they get older. PS....the waterer was $17 and the tank $40.
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  4. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Do you have water delivered to your home tank or is it filled from a well? That is an interesting set-up.
    I'm sure that one bowl will be adequate for 17 hens. They won't all be trying to drink at once.
     
  5. webdawg

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    Most out here have water delivered at 1 1/2 cents per gallon. A well is around $40,000. The big tank has a big gauge and the water company fills it when needed. I like this better then shelling out $40,000. [​IMG]
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  6. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a pretty impressive water tank [​IMG] That's almost a half years worth of water right there (in my house).
     
  7. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you hook that bowl up to a water hose?
    looks like a good idea. I carry gallons of water out to the coop every day...gets tiring....I 'd like to have auto water too!
     
  8. Wally

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    I have recently bought the same waterer and I thought you had to us a pressurized hose or plumbing for it. Can I us it with gravity flow? I have a 5 gal. tank I use right now.
     
  9. webdawg

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    It works off of pressure or gravity and yes you can use a hose.
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  10. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where can I find the auto waterer?
     

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