good cheap homemade waterers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nutcase, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking at waterers in the learning center but would like to know what everyone actually uses. Unsurprisingly, a water container sitting one the ground doesn't really work - they just mess the water or tip it over. Anyone got any suggestions for a cheap waterer you can make at home? I only have four chickens so I don't need a really big one but I do need something more efficient and hygienic (in other words, chicken-smart) than a regular ground container. Please post your thoughts.
     
  2. Pretty-Poultry

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    I don't really know how to make a homemade one, but you can get waterers from pet stores or markets at reasonable prices, but I have also seen some good ideas from Google. Good luck
     
  3. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Googled it and yeah I found something I might like to try
     
  4. Pretty-Poultry

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    That's good! What kind of chooks do you have?
     
  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Highland Browns.
     
  6. Pretty-Poultry

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    Cool have fun :)
     
  7. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I gather you are using gravity to fill the waterers? I was trying to set mine (different brand) up with an automatic watering system but no matter what I try they overflow. Maybe I need to try something like your 5gallon jug?
     
  9. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are filled by gravity and I fill the jug manually. The jug stands like 5 feet above waterers I use a jug, You can use a bucket and if you want the bucket filled automatically jus buy a swamp cooler float valve.
     
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  10. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah that's a great idea. Wouldn't have thought of the float.
    Thanks!
     

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