Ideas for Waterer with a Small Footprint

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Oktober, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Oktober

    Oktober Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2011
    Rhode Island

    This is our first year with chickens and we have three little critters outside in our coop. The koop itself is small one that we got from My Pet Chicken (3-4 chicken saltbox - link ). Because of the size, we have always kept using the quart-sized waterer and feeder that we started with when they were chicks. I looked into a bigger water, but the 2-3 gallon waterers are just too big and will take up too much space in the run.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or homemade systems that might be able to hold more water/food without being too big to take up valuable space in the run?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    I use waterer cups like this:

    The cups take up almost no room and allow you to keep the water bucket outside the coop for easy filling.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  3. RattlesnakeRidgeWV

    RattlesnakeRidgeWV Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2011
    Hedgesville, WV
    Yep. A 1 gal. plastic waterer, and the long skinny trough type feeder. That is the smallest footprint I can come up with
  4. littleflocker

    littleflocker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2011
    Island County WA
    I use a 1 gallon from the farm store. Cheap as me. Notice my cookie tin defroster base [​IMG]

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