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need auto watering system AZ

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sarahssizzles, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. sarahssizzles

    sarahssizzles Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All;
    I live in the desert & I am looking for an automatic watering system for my breeding pens because I'm filling twice a day in the summer and I have 14 pens! I've attempted a pvc pipe system that runns thru the breeding pens but was not successful with it. Anyone have any better success/ideas???????
    SarahSizzles
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Coop
    If you come up with something.... let me know.. .K?
     
  3. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the desert too and I've had to put a float on the horses and dogs water buckets because the water evaporates so fast.

    I just got my first chickens last month (right before I broke my collar bone so I can't build the coop yet!) and I put a rabbit water bottle in the pen with the chicks to see if they would use it. They love it. I have my kids rabbits on an automatic system and want to try it with the chicks once I get healed enough to start swinging a hammer.

    This is what the rabbits are on. http://www.bassequipment.com/Automatic+Water+Systems/PVC+Ts,+Valves/default.aspx


    Right now my chicks are living in the dog kennel. Fortunately I have BIG dogs so the cages are quite large.
     
  4. deryl reed

    deryl reed Out Of The Brooder

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    I use niple waters you can get them at farm tech I have to remove them in the winter
     

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