Crazy chicken lady
I've tried to google search, and browse some old threads on here, but haven't found something that I feel will work for me. I have a spigot access next to my coop (just installed yesterday! woohoo!), and would like to set up a system for automatically filling water, bonus points if it I can have *moving* water. I would like to set up something automatic inside the coop and outside the run. I found the little Giant's automatic watering bucket that would work well outside the coop, but I'm worried about cleanliness and dust for inside the coop. Right now I have 25 chickens, 3 guineas, and 30 meat birds. I spend about a half hour to an hour filling feed and water daily. At this point I feel trapped at my home because I hate to ask anyone to take on these responsibilities for me to get away for the weekend, a week, or even an evening out for dinner. Of course meat birds will be gone in about a month, so that isn't always an issue. Regardless, having the peace of mind that my flock will have water at all times when I am going will be a small blessing. I'm hoping to keep costs below $200 but am open to spending more if it's a really nice system. I also have electric in the coop.