I'm not sure where this post is supposed to go, but it is chicken related... I don't have an outside hose connection. So anytime my chickens run out of water, I have to tote it from the house, which only about 50 foot, but still it's every three days and I would LOVE to have a hose outside for the multitude of uses. Right now, putting one in, is not an option, so I was looking at rain barrels that have a hose connection on the bottom and are gravity fed. I was thinking it would be very useful and I wouldn't use it every day so 1 barrel would probably do it. Does anyone have rain barrels? How do you like them? How is yours set up? Do you set it on the ground or on a platform? How do you prevent the water from going bad or mosquitoes from growing in it? Thanks for you help!!