Got my water nipples...question about TYPE of Bucket

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Carli, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2010
    My dh is getting ready to set up the water nipple system but he's wondering if it's okay to use just any bucket (like the orange ones from Home Depot) or should we get a food grade bucket?
  2. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    We used a kitty litter is square so can hang against a wall. It is working great. Has enough room that I can add 4 juice bottles that have been frozen to chill down the water in the waterer. In Texas we must do everything we can to keep the hens cool.
  3. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I agree with the square bucket idea. Mine was made from a Home Depot round bucket and it has become deformed against the wall.
  4. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    Any bucket will work of course. I did find the same with a round bucket, when I hung it against a wall it deformed. I used a square one and it seemed to hold its shape much better.

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