home made waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by finias, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. finias

    finias New Egg

    Jun 27, 2010
    This waterer is so simple and cheap to make that I can't enter the contest with it, besides I don't have any pictures. I bought 5; I believe they're called chicken nipples, and drilled 3 holes in the bottom of a 5 or 6 gallon plastic pail and screwed them in. You have to use the exact sized drill bit or else they won't be tight enough and will leak. Use plumbers tape on the threads, also. Then I hung the pail up using the handle. It's probably best to use a cover on the pail or else the chickens will be sitting on the rim. Additionally, I did the same with 2 soda bottles with the other 2 nipples when they were still in the brooder. (big box)! They were about 4 0r 5 weeks old then and learned to drink from them on their own.. Works great....
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    I have the same nipple waterers. I have trilyn to thank for her great BYC page that shows how to make them. They're great, aren't they?
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010

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