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Cheap home made waterer or feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by equine chick, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. I found this on you tube from a guy named ric steelworks. I needed some more waterers for my flock and hated spending 30.00 minimum especially since I needed a few for my growing flock. So simple and easy!!!
    Off to home depot now!
     

  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    That's just too cool! [​IMG]

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Brand New Chicken Momma

    Brand New Chicken Momma In the Brooder

    Thanks for sharing, love it!
     
  4. pat1297

    pat1297 In the Brooder

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    I like it....and need to make one.
     
  5. DaddyChicken

    DaddyChicken In the Brooder

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  6. Orange Ribbon

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    I can't see the You Tube movie because of slow dial up, so I don't know what was done for a waterer, but I have made some fairly cheap waterers. Get a 5 gal. bucket with lid, and a pan about 4 inches deep or so, and big around enough to sit the bucket in. On the open end of the bucket cut a 1 inch square out right at the top. Put the lid on. Stick water hose inside the hole, fill it up, then put it upside down in the pan.

    Bucket: $2.50
    Lid: .99
    Metal pan at tractor supply: $4.99

    Total: Around $8.50

    Much cheaper than a production waterer.
     
  7. clickncluck

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    I love that guy. This is great. Where do I get such a deep metal pan though? Any ideas? I want to make one this weekend. THanks.
     

  8. ladyride

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    tsc [​IMG]
     
  9. Firefighter Chick

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    I couldn't find a pan like that near me and didn't want to drive that much farther to check around so I found a 20'' plastic planter base that serves the same purpose. the planter base was $3.50 on sale
     
  10. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Songster

    This is an AWESOME idea!!! Can't wait to show hubby!
     

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