coop watering ideas... anyone got some?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ThatsCluckedup, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. ThatsCluckedup

    ThatsCluckedup Out Of The Brooder

    23
    0
    24
    Feb 8, 2012
    North Carolina
    i was thinking about fixing up my old chicken coop, and making some kind of gutter system that drains into a small trough on the ground to the far right; so it could drain out of the coop if it over flows. i was also going to use a latch on the gutter for easy cleaning. but i would love to hear more ideas on in coop watering from anyone who would like to share :) - thank you.
     
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,235
    114
    201
    Jan 16, 2012
    Texas
    I think using a barrel to collect water might be better than having the water go directly into a trough.

    Here are a couple of videos of people making rain collection systems that provide water to chickens. I think with the first one the guy turned on the valve slightly so that water drips into the chickens' water bowl.



     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  3. ThatsCluckedup

    ThatsCluckedup Out Of The Brooder

    23
    0
    24
    Feb 8, 2012
    North Carolina
    Thank You [​IMG]
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,466
    24
    171
    Jul 10, 2010
    I agree that you don't want an open flow to a trough, it could overflow. A barrel system flowing down to watering cups would be a great system.
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by