Gravity Fed Waterers out of Homer buckets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SarahFair, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Ive seen it somewhere on this site...

    I am going out of town and need a way to water my chickens. I just change it everyday but I cant in this case.

    I have a 5 gallon homar bucket and a feeding pan. What next?
     
  2. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I don't know what a "homar bucket" is. But I took a 5 gallon bucket, installed a common toilet float valve from the bottom, installed nipple water nibs from FarmTek around the bottom edge of the bucket, attached the toilet valve to a common garden hose, turned on the hose...and haven't carried water to the coop since. The bucket hangs on a hook from a stud on the wall.
     
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Im not really interested in the nipple idea.
    My dogs will be drinking from it also..
     
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
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  5. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
  6. Ridgerunner

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    This thread has quite a discussion on the topic.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=166631

    I did what toletiquesbysam did except I put the holes very near the top of the bucket, not the bottom. I also had to cut holes in the lid since it was blocking the water coming out, then made a mark on the lid and bucket so I could always line the lid up correctly.

    When I fill the bucket, I take the lid off, fill the bucket, replace the lid making sure the holes align, then just flip the bucket over in the pan.
     
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Quote:YES!! Thank you!!
     
  8. SteveP612

    SteveP612 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:YES!! Thank you!!

    I did this exact same thing works good
     

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