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Need DIY help making 5 Gallon bucket Waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thegoldengirls, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. thegoldengirls

    thegoldengirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone successfully made one? I'd like to make one from a hanging bucket for chickens... something that will last a few days and stay clean.
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't have running water at one of my breeding barns and use the DIY 5g buckets, just drill the proper size hole for your nipples or cups, wrap 3 layers of Teflon tape over the nipple and thread it into the bucket, fill with water and enjoy.
     
  3. Monguire

    Monguire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the white 5 gallon buckets/lids from tractor supply. I didn't have much luck with teflon tape but smearing petroleum jelly or beeswax on the nipple threads before inserting made for no leaks.

    I prefer using horizontal nipples rather than vertical. They waste less water and are less prone to freeze up in colder temps.
     

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