best rain barrel for chicken waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by slfreeman, May 24, 2019.

  1. slfreeman

    slfreeman In the Brooder

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    There are dozens of rain barrels. I am considering using one to water my chicks. Which one would be the best?
     
  2. Timothy Menezes

    Timothy Menezes Songster

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    Dunno if it matters much, food grade would be best. But my chickens have never complained about the regular garden hose I use to fill the water lol. They do have access to an auto filling water dish that has a stainless steel food grade hose. They don't seem to care and use whichever one they happen to be closer to at the time.
     
  3. imnukensc

    imnukensc Crowing

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    Really doesn't matter. Your chicks/chickens will be happy to drink out of a dirty mud puddle. Look on Craigslist or FB Marketplace and get a cheap, sturdy one.
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Just make sure that you have a screen on top of the barrel to keep stuff from falling in.

    Otherwise... use whatever works.
     
  5. slfreeman

    slfreeman In the Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the info. I found one and hope to get it started before the heatwave starts.
     
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