Homemade feeder and waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by campcabo, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. campcabo

    campcabo Out Of The Brooder

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    I looked at many waterer solutions at TSC and online. Some of them were rather expensive so I resorted to finding a cheap way to make my own. I wanted a large waterer for when I was out of town so as to not inconvenience the person watching my chickens. I have posted an article on my blog on how to make your own feeder and waterer. I have included pictures and links to get products. Thanks for checking it out.
     
  2. mcoleman12

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    I would love to see but you forgot the link...
     
  3. campcabo

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    It's great that you made your own waterer but I would recommend a small change. The buckets you get at the hardware store are not made from food-grade plastic. It would be better to switch to a bucket that is made of a safer material. Go to a local restaurant and ask if they will give you a left over plastic pail. Restaurants buy all sorts of food ingredients in large quantities and these are shipped to them in food-grade plastic pails. When the food is gone, they throw away the buckets so they will probably be happy to give you a pail at no charge. If not, you can buy one from USPlastics.
     
  5. campcabo

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    That is a great idea. I do use recycled food grade pails for my food but I guess it escaped my mind on the water. I was so into getting them up I did not think about it. Thanks
     
  6. PhilErvin

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    I buy my buckets from the local Chinese restraunts. They buy them full of soy sauce, empty them out and then sell them for $1 - $2 each.
     

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