My new watering device

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gdplum, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. gdplum

    gdplum Out Of The Brooder

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  2. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    That is awesome! Can't wait to get my hubby to help me with it!
     
  3. weazel922

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    Looks great. How many chickens do you have?

    I'm trying to figure out a system for my 5 hens, but I don't want something so big that the water sits in there long enough to get contaminated. I'm not sure what the magic number is. Big so I don't have to fill it a lot, but small enough that the water is fresh..........
     
  4. New Dreamz

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    That's a very creative idea. I have been looking for info about the water nipples. Havent found any info about how they work for cold climates and if they freeze? Any idea?

    Thanks!
     
  5. gdplum

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    ....I have had no freezing problems with my large waterer. The electric pond de-icer inside the waterer keeps the water at a constant 62-65 degrees. I experienced -15 freezing temps this winter...nipples did not freeze.
    I mix raw apple cider vinegar (with mother) in the water. No problems with slimy water.
    I keep the waterer inside my chicken house...which keeps the water cooler in summer.
    If you want a smaller waterer, consider using a water container that you can buy from a local grocery store...the 5 gallon type. It will have a handy handle that you can adapt to a bracket to hang from a side-wall...or you could hang it from wherever you need it to hang. Think outside the box! Aint no rules in tending chickens.
     

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