homemade waterer question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by scooby, May 9, 2009.

  1. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the 5 gallon water.... why cant the buket be right side up with the lid on top, all the ones i see are turned upside down?
     
  2. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    They can be right side up. Don't ask me why people turn 'em. Just put your finger over the hole if the water spills out faster than it fills. My water pressure is good so I don't lose much water during filling.

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  3. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow i have never seen one like this great idea
     
  4. xtremevermonter

    xtremevermonter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are right-side-up then you will need a lid.
     
  5. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is right side up and I just fill it outside so that when it overflows it is out in the grass then snap on the lid and wait for it to correct itself and put it back in the coop..

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  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Mostly because the lids do not seal well and don't last very well. By turning it upside down the preasure is greater and less chance of any problems.

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  7. IHeartCapnHook

    IHeartCapnHook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you using for your other piece that isn't the bucket (insert right word)?
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Looks like an "oil change" pan to me.

    I made one with a gallon jar and a hubcap once
     
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:it is a 4" deep galvinized feed pan, you can buy them at farm supply stores.

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