HANGING homemade waterer??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pixie74943, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    Does anyone have a hanging homemade waterer?

    I'd make one that sits on the ground but... messy messy messy!!!
  2. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    Hagerstown, IN
    i've not hung one, but I did make a home made waterer and put it on bricks to get it off the ground. it works out pretty well. I got an aluminum feeding pan from Tractor Supply, drilled a hole close to the top of a five gallon bucket. I fill the five gallon bucket with water then turn it upside down in the pan. The water comes out of the bucket to the level of the hole I put in the bucket. It works out pretty good. I'm going to have to get my heater base out tonight though and set the waterer on it so that it won't freeze.
  3. Georgiapea

    Georgiapea Out Of The Brooder

    Our chickens feeders and waterers are each set up on a pair of cement blocks. You can hang anything that has a handle and the ones we use do, but I like them sitting on the blocks. I've seen pictures of the PVC pipe feeders that hang.

    Georgia in Alabama
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I made a hanging waterer out of a plastic gallon milk jug and an "avian nipple." It hangs on the inside of the coop wall.

    In the run for my first coop, there's a watering system using a 5 gal. bucket, some PVC pipe and four nipples. NO water waste, no mess.

    And it didn't take long at all for the chickens to start using them!
  5. kawright74

    kawright74 New Egg

    Oct 28, 2007
    Williamsburg, VA
    How did you attach the PVC pipe to the 5 gallon bucket? I am looking to contruct a similar setup.
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I used a PVC elbow to attach to the long pipe, a smaller section of pipe on the other end of the elbow, used a hole drill bit to cut the opening in the side of the bucket near the bottom, and siliconed the "outlet" short piece of pipe into the hole. I did NOT need to glue or seal any part of the PVC except where it fit into the bucket; the elbow and end cap fit tightly enough without sealant. (This makes it easier to break down, should I need to work on it or move it to another coop or something.) I just wired the PVC pipe to hang from the floor of the coop/ceiling of the run/pen area.

    I keep the bucket lid ON the bucket, but with a few holes punched into it so the gravity feed allows the water to keep the pipe with the "chicken nipples" full. That way the water stays clean.

    And since the white bucket is just translucent enough to see the water level in it, I only have to remove the lid when the bucket needs filling.
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    You could do something like this...

    1- V4087 Pipe Bracket for V4085 Drink Cups (each)
    1- V4085 Sanitary Watering Cup
    1- 5 gallon bucket
    1- 1/2" PVC pipe
    1- PVC fitting (1/2" pipe on one side and threaded on the other)
    1- PVC 1/2" end cap
    1- can pvc glue

    Thread and glue PVC fitting into the 5 gal. bucket, then cut the PVC pipe to the legth you need and glue it into the PVC fitting, after that glue the PVC end cap to the PVC pipe, next atach the V4087 Pipe Bracket and the V4085 Sanitary Watering Cup...

  8. kawright74

    kawright74 New Egg

    Oct 28, 2007
    Williamsburg, VA
    Quote:That is a good idea to leave the joints unsealed so that they can be thoroughly cleaned. I was wondering if they would leak.

    Likely I will have to go with an underbucket mounted set-up for the winter because we do experience our share of freezing over the course of the next three months where I live. Then, I can break out my PVC line for the remainder of the year. Thanks a bunch for the info! [​IMG]
  9. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    I'm waiting until spring to do the pvc deal, I'm hoping to construct a new run and plan on using that out there. In the coop though, for the winter I got a bucket from Home Depot, used 3 nipples on the bottom (silicone-food safe) and hung it from a bucket hook from the feed store. Dropped in a deicer and used a thermocube in the outlet so it will turn on at 35 degrees and shut off at 45 degrees. I'm really hoping this setup works, because we also have 4 horses too and I HATE chopping ice out of buckets!! lol Hopefully this will make coop chores a bit easier. If you want something simpler, check out my byc page for a nipple waterer idea.
  10. prairiepearls

    prairiepearls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2010
    Wichita, Kansas
    Chris09, I hope you see this! Do you have a photo of the setup you describe? I'm having trouble picturing it, and it sounds like just what I need! [​IMG]

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