I'm looking into making a auto waterer & feeding system for my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickadee-23, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 free range chickens 4 hens & 1 roo, and they keep knocking dwn the food bowl & poop in waterer so i want to make a auto water without using the hose any ideas or pics be good, and what's better nipples or cups? My hens are 7 months old rooster is a year old!! Thank you!!
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    A 5 gallon bucket and some nipples for under $10 you will be golden... Vertical nipples are dirt cheap but they have a tendency to leak, horizontals are a little more but leak less... I wouldn't bother with the cups...

    If you want more water use a 30 gallon or 55 gallon food grade plastic barrel instead of the bucket...
     

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