need help on auto waterers

plantguy90

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OK here is the question: I'd like to make a water source that restricts them from jumping and dirtying up the waterer, but also want to add a float so its automatic. Chickens of all sizes are using it so simply drilling big holes in the bucket wouldn't work. I'd like to set up a big pan that has a bucket in the middle, with holes in the bucket at the bottom, but not sure how a gravity fill would work with a float valve. Is that doable?
 

briteday

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There's a picture of one on here somewhere. You would need to drill the holes (for the chickens to stick their heads in and drink through) about 1/3 - 1/2 the way up the bucket and install a hose connector to the bottom third of the bucket, which in turn would connect to a toilet float valve or a float lever.
 

dtimms

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I use a nipple waterer too and it's AWESOME. Nipples are cheap, and I use leftover gallon milk jugs which are even cheaper... got mine from FarmTek.
 
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Me & My Peeps

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?? Define your question better please?
Do you mean - use a 5 Gal pail, a 1 Gal milk jug etc.......

I want to help but I dont understand your question.....
 

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