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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ruffedgrouse, Jul 19, 2011.
Can someone give me ideas for a waterer that I can build for my small flock?
Chicken water nipples and a 3 gallon bucket. Simple and functional!
Chicken Waterer Cups hooked up to a 5 gallon bucket
Quote:I checked out the site and I am a bit confused. How many Beakup water systems would you need for 20 chickens? Can you run two systems (each with two cups) from one 5 gallon bucket? I presume you hang the bucket higher than the cups and gravity flow does the rest? Anyone who has had experience and can clarify things please help!
Pam i ID
One beakup that has two cups should be enough for 20 chickens but you can always hook up two units to one 5 gallon bucket if you want more than that.
I had a 5 gallon Culligan water bottle that I drilled a few holes in the neck of. Then I took a 5 gallon bucket and cut narrow ovals(I think 4) around the bucket. They are about 2 inches wide by 10 inches tall, and at least 2 inches from the bottom of the bucket. Then I fill the water bottle as much as I think I can pick up and turn neck down into the bucket. So basically you have a 5 gallon water jug turned upside down into a 5 gallon bucket. It last me about 5 days or so( I have 10 chickens) and has worked fantastic. I found the instructions on here somewhere. Good luck!
You can make a simple vacuum waterer out of a five gallon bucket and an oil drain pan. Punch a hole an inch or two down from the rim of the bucket, fill with water, put drain pain over the top, and turn over...
I searched around and even found a tutorial: http://chickenwaterer.org/homemade-chicken-waterer/
Quote:Thanks. I was not sure that would work. Since I have half standards and half Bantams I could mount one set higher and one set lower and not have to worry.
Pam in ID