My gravity-fed waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by edible_chicken, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good. You must only use this in the summer?
     
  2. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a similar set up. But we use these: http://www.berryhill.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=300510
    We have one bucket per two pens with small black hosing running into the pen attached the the waterer. This method has worked awesome for us. We top up the main buckets outside the pens every couple days and the hens had no problems learning how to use the waters.
     
  3. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i no longer live in ohio, i now live in south carolina. my neighbor said it usually doesn't get cold enough to freeze water. he said to insulate the tubes, that is all i need to do. so we'll see how it works out.
     
  4. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i really like those. i have seen them elsewhere but cost more. i'll wait to see if my setup works. i might try these.
     
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  5. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, i would actually recommend the smart poultry waterer ( it is on the same webpage as the other waterer but just didn't have as clear of view of it) because the hen ones tend to overflow more easily if the chickens are being aggressive.

    Our only problem is we don't know what to do now that it is getting colder because this system wont work once the temperature drops enough that they freeze in the barn[​IMG]
     
  6. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, the pvc pipe method kicked the bucket. the nipples popped out today. so my next project is the one i posted above. i thought of it after i built this one. hopefully it'll work this time! wish me luck!
     
  7. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will take some pictures of it when i am down at the barn later today
     
  8. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for the delay ! Here are some pictures!

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    buckets mounted outside the pens on a little wooden self. those are the outside access to the nest boxes for two pens

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    Here you can see the hose running from the bucket to the waterer

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    close up of my waterer

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    close up of attachment from bucket to hose
     
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  9. cubbycopter47

    cubbycopter47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Like the idea
     

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