Here is how I water my flock

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thumbless, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. thumbless

    thumbless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with a 225 Gallon water tank I found on craigslist then I got 6" PVC pipe put two end caps on it the cut the pipe in half put a float in one end and connected the hose, and there is my automatic waterer.

    Total cost for the project was around $110



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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Very nice!!! I may have to borrow that idea for my goats.
     
  3. Yonaton

    Yonaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With that big a tank, you might want to also figure out how much bleach to put in it to help keep it from growing algae, because it will take so long for the birds to drink it down, it's going to grow it during the summer.
     
  4. Flawedprophecy

    Flawedprophecy Out Of The Brooder

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    Very smart!
     
  5. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With that big a tank, you might want to also figure out how much bleach to put in it to help keep it from growing algae, because it will take so long for the birds to drink it down, it's going to grow it during the summer

    Or organic apple cider vinegar​
     
  6. Justinseaworthy

    Justinseaworthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice! I really like the float!

    I had kinda the same idea that I am wanting to do for my chickens (when I finish the coop and get them!) but I was going to have my barrel collect rain water from my gutters...but I was told the shingles have fiberglass in them and you cant let animals drink it? any one know if that is true or not?
     
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  7. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I built one similar to that a couple of weeks ago but much smaller with no tank so no algae build-up and easy to clean... it uses a toilet fill valve for the inlet.
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  8. thumbless

    thumbless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm going to pain the tank so the sun light doesn't get to it.
     
  9. 1320

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    Quote:I'm going to pain the tank so the sun light doesn't get to it.

    Even out of the sun, stuff will grow in the tank......
     
  10. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    Quote:I really like that idea. Can you tell me or show me with picture how you attached the pipe from the water tank to the actual waterer please

    Thanks
     

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