Bowl waterer that refills for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by moodybubbles, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. moodybubbles

    moodybubbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have the red nipples attached under the nesting boxes. 4 of them on a 3/4 inch pipe Connected via 3/4 inch pipe to a raised 5 gallon bucket. This works but those red nipples leak some in my coop. I have yellow nipples too and they are leaking as well. I don't want the excess moisture. So I was hoping i could connect my bucket to a smallish water bowl that has a float or something to let my bucket refill it.

    Will this work? If I put it at their chest height will they not try to jump in it and get it all dirty? I hate having them have dirty water.

    Those bowls arent cheap and I'm not sure I can make one work with my bucket system.
     
  2. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your coop to far to run a water hose out to it?
     
  3. moodybubbles

    moodybubbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have to run the hose over to the donkeys trough and then over to the goats buckets and it needs to be free to water my garden so I just like to fill the 5 gallon bucket.
     
  4. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do the same thing. I have my water hose hooked up to a dog auto waterer. The dog auto waterer came with a short 4' hose on it. I put a valve and a quick disconnect on the end of it. I'll show you a pic off the web to show you what I mean. I go shut off the valve. Quick disconnect. Water garden and other various items. Than reconnect. [​IMG]
     
  5. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the bowl I use[​IMG]
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Try using these nipples, installed properly they are much less likely to leak.
    Any open waterer will get dirty...and evaporation will increase humidity in coop.
     

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