home made waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by granmahen, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. granmahen

    granmahen Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    Here's a pic of waterer dh made for our hens. They are in two runs but we fill only one outside bucket. Love it.

  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
  3. ZooNana

    ZooNana Songster

    Nice, how does it work?
  4. MissAnnieFrannie

    MissAnnieFrannie Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    East TN
    Quote:I am also very curious for the answer! It almost looks like you jut have it high enough to get a head on it and then let gravity do the work, right?

    Anxiously awaiting reply!
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    What a great idea. [​IMG]

  6. ZooNana

    ZooNana Songster

    Looks like something I could use but I'd switch out the lid for a gamma seal so you just have to twist the cover off.
  7. pacetruckguy

    pacetruckguy The West Coast Chicken Whisperer

    Dec 8, 2009
    Quote:Yeah, a little more info would be nice. [​IMG]
  8. granmahen

    granmahen Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    Okay, this took me a few hours because I had to wait for dh to get home. He knows the technical names, I would have called everything a thingie. First, a five gallon bucket (yeah a bucket with a screw top would have been better, but this one was free), 1/2 inch PVC pipe, pvc Ts and elbows (you may not need the elbows, we did) 1/2 inch male and female threaded couplings, a rubber washer to fit between them (these all came from local hardware store) then from feed store get the peckers (that's what they call them) and 1/2 inch T couplings with holes to fit the peckers. A little pvc cement to hold everything together and there you are. Bore a 7/8 inch hole in bucket, about 5 inches up from bottom. Place male coupling with washer through hole (washer stays on inside of bucket). Thread female coupling onto male. Attach pvc pipe to female coupling with cement.( How long this piece is depends where you choose to place the watering peckers. ) We brought this pipe through the chicken wire, or if in a coop you'd need to drill a hole through coop wall. I think the pictures will show you everything else you need. Then let gravity do the rest. I think our bucket sits about 16 inches off the ground. Dh says the washer is a water heater supply line washer (it took us forever to find one that fit right) 1/2" I think.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2010
  9. grnthumb30

    grnthumb30 Hatching

    Jan 16, 2010
    OK, I'm a newbie, but what if you took this design and combined it with the 5 gallon bucket waterer that someone made that had the float in it? You could set the float so it would add water to this bucket as needed and then provide a constant supply of fresh water. I think I may have to visit the farm store tomorrow and investigate.

  10. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Wow! Thats super cool! I'd like to have something like that! Mine get their water so dirty! [​IMG] I gag cleaning it out!

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