I am looking for a way to avoid having to fill my waterer every day. I am looking into an automatic waterer. Any Ideas? http://www.ehow.com/how_5804200_make-automatic-chicken-waterer.html Here is something that I thought might work. I would constantly have to keep the water hose on, right? however, I was hoping that I could make something that catches rainwater then supplies it to the automatic waterer through a tube. If I had a elevated rain barrel, then attached a tube form the bottom of the barrel to the valve at the top of the waterer, would that work instead of the garden hose attached to a spicket?