Best container for homemade nipple waterers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shananafish, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. shananafish

    shananafish New Egg

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    I bought 5 nipples and the requisite tools for making my own waterer. The only thing I need is the container. If you have any suggestions for container/set-up I would greatly appreciate it!

    I have 4 pullets.

    (Don't want to do anything too fancy with pipes, etc-- just finished building the coop and am ready to be done making stuff!!)

    Thanks!
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Home Depot has nice white 2 gallon buckets with lids...

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  3. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    PVC Pipe.
     
  4. shananafish

    shananafish New Egg

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    Those 2-gallon buckets look good, thanks. I thought the normal 5-gallon would be a little too big.
     
  5. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:That was our thing as well since a 5 gallon weighs so much, but I have seen some here come up with some excellent stands etc. for 5 gallon. We have 4 nipples per 2 gallon bucket with 2 per pen / run area.
     
  6. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

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    We have 3 gallon buckets at work.they are the perfect size for me.not too heavy when full but enough to carry the birds a few days.also we cover the pen in winter, I thought it would freeze,we got 8 inches of snow but the water did not freeze.I cut a hole in the lid so I only have to move it when its low and I rinse it out.
     
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  7. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    We just got a 5 gallon bucket and lid from Lowe's to use with the nipples and it works just fine.
     
  8. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a Home Depot bucket, but the lid I have is a "Gamma" screw on. Found it on Amazon and a emergency preparedness site. It has an outer ring that you install onto the bucket then the center screws on and off. No more busted fingers ripping open the snap lids.
    They make several sizes
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  9. shananafish

    shananafish New Egg

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    Oh I like that screw-on lid idea, thanks!
     
  10. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like the look of your waterer SmokinChick
     

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