There's going to be a couple of times this summer when I'm gone and my mother will be taking care of my chickens for me. I have 27 laying hens. I have a 3.5 gallon typical red/white plastic waterer and I know right now that my mom will never be able to fill it, flip it and hang it up. :-( She's 75 and her coordination is bad plus with her back she is not supposed to be lifting more than 10 lbs. anyway. As it is, with this recent heat in NC, they drank almost the full 3.5 gallons in a day. I'd like to find some kind of automatic waterer with a float or something, and something we could hook up to the garden hose just for while I'm gone and she could just check it every day to make sure its working. Maybe there's something made commercially, with how much their drinking it would be pretty nice to have that in place anyway. Thanks in advance if anyone can recommend something.