my new waterer!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BlueBetween, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It works great! Just had to bonk the poor chicken's beaks on the water nipple and they picked it right up [​IMG] We are making a smaller one to put inside the coop too.
     
  2. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That looks brilliant! [​IMG] How much does it hold?
     
  3. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know! just enough that it's not too heavy to carry. It's 6 inches diameter by probably 2 feet tall? and look, it matches my coop! LOL - it came that color [​IMG]
     
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
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    Cool. Can you give us a short description of how you made it and the sizes/names of the pvc? Thanks!
     
  5. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really a good idea
     
  6. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all from lowes, plus the nipple from the online farm supply store.

    6 inch pvc sewer pipe, 6 inch caps, chain, hook, primer, glue and a drill.

    Here's the one we made for inside, just finished it - this one used a shelf and a velcro strap instead of a chain, since there was no room for a chain:

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  7. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, and a bead of silicon around the top of the white cap too, because it leaked there.

    so just drill your hole in one cap, insert the nipple according to directions where you bought them, prime your cap and end of pipe, and then glue the cap and end and insert. Drill your holes in the top end of the pipe so your chain can fit through, like this:

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    and when it's all dry, fill and hang on your hook! Really simple, except for the initial leaking and frustration finding the right drill size, etc.
     
  8. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    [​IMG] Thanks! Looks great and pretty simple. I'm gonna have to try it.
     
  9. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
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    That looks so much better than the 7 gallon plastic waterer I bought. It is suppose to only release the water as it needs to fill to a certain point. But I come back an hour later and it's empty. I know it goes by water pressure but I can't figure out how to get the 7 gallon bottle to create a suction enough not to pour out in a hour. SO WAS NOT WORTH $50.00. I really prefer the aluminum better.
     
  10. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks very nice. I've been trying to think of a new watering setup, perhaps i'll give this a shot.
     

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