Let me start out by saying that I have scoured, I mean SCOURED, the internet for a couple of hours each day for a few days now looking for the best idea for my situation/setup. I only have 6-8 chickens (as in, currently six, will soon be eight) and the coop is not very large. I am a backyard poultry enthusiast living in a suburban neighborhood with a small backyard. We do what we can. I love my coop and I love things to look neat & tidy (well, as neat and tidy as is possible with chickens, right?). My husband is a resident physician so funds are very limited and he is never (read "literally never") home. I do all things related to home, yard, finances, children on my own. So, my time is even more limited than the funds. (The time I've had to waste searching for an automatic waterer has come because the children and I are sick, sick, sick. I even dreamt last night that I was dying soon and had to find a new wife for my husband.) I want to do the poultry cup waterer system. I think this will work well for underneath the coop in the shaded part of the run. I want the chickens to never run out of water, I want their water to be clean, and I want things to look neat. (so no automatic waterers for dogs or big buckets hanging with nipples on the bottom) This is the cup waterer I'm thinking of using: GQF cup waterers https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=179 The price seems right. Now, how do I get the reservoir water bucket to automatically fill with water? I get that I need a float valve. But what kind of float valve? And how do I install it? I'm so not naturally good at these kinds of things and I can't spend hours making mistakes so that I can get it right eventually. What about this float valve? https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=33 Is this the right thing? What else do I need to make sure that it will work properly near the top of a bucket (besides silicon caulk, that is)? and then I'll need something like this https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=164 to attach the cup waterer tube to the hose, I think. What am I missing? Am I off the mark? I really appreciate any help because I am darn near next to complete & utter dunce when it comes to all of the creative & inventive things everyone else on this forum does so well.