Easy DIY Auto Chicken Waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jenaferlm, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Jenaferlm

    Jenaferlm New Egg

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    I love DIY projects and was more than excited to tackle my latest one. I wanted to make a water system for my chickens that would basically take relying on me out of the equation.

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    This system keeps water super clean and refills as needed. In all, I spent about 45$ on this project and it was really easy.
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    The bucket is connected to a low flow adapter to the garden hose, reducing the psi. Inside the bucket is a float flow regulator- like the kind in toilets; when the float drops, more water is added until it rises again.
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    The pcv piping holds an additional 2 gallons of water and includes an air vent and overflow as well as two screw off ends for easy cleaning and debris removal.

    Super satisfying project and no sooner did I put it into the coop, the chickens figured it right out.

    Check out the pics and tutorial on my blog on the link below

    http://cagefreemonkeys.blogspot.com/2010/06/chicken-auto-watering-system.html
     
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  2. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!! I call that a grand entry to BYC!

    Welcome and love the waterer.
     
  3. Jenaferlm

    Jenaferlm New Egg

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    Thanks!![​IMG]
     
  4. shopchicks

    shopchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is nice! I wish I had a spigot near my coop so I could set mine up like that. Make sure you check for cleanliness periodically though. I used a silver Lowe's bucket and there was mold in it after 2 weeks, even with ACV in the water.
     
  5. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    love this setup!! good job
     
  6. jpfenimore

    jpfenimore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for this post. I am going to give it a try and will let you know how it goes!
     

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