My five gallon bucket waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tororider, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made this for the girls. I wanted something that would stay clean and provide water for a long time. I made a wooden handle so the hanging chain wouldn't slide and I added some scrap blocks of wood to the bottom to protect the nipples. So far so good.
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    A full write up with more pictures can be found here.
    http://homesteaddad.com/2014/08/25/coop-security-and-a-new-waterer/
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
  2. ktn65

    ktn65 Out Of The Brooder

    I really like the idea of the feet on the bottom. That is one of the main reasons I originally went with the horizontal nipples initially. I needed a way to sit the bucket down when filling it.
     
  3. jknox1982

    jknox1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you put anything in the bucket to prevent mildew from starting?
     
  4. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gluing wood scraps as feet was the easiest way I could think of to eliminate the problem of not being able to set it down.

    I just made the waterer so I haven't treated it with anything. My plan was to scrub and rinse it when refilling. Maybe a little apple cider vinegar? I am open to suggestions.
     
  5. jknox1982

    jknox1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering myself, because i will be adding 3 chicks to the 4 I already have and this would guarantee water for everyone!
     

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