Need help with 5 gallon bucket waterer.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by marie24248, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. marie24248

    marie24248 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 5 gallon bucket with the side nipples. We have it in a block but it is not high enough. How do you get yours up high enough? Thought about stacking blocks but am afraid it might fall over. Don't really want to hang it in case the handle breaks. We have 6 chickens (3 isa browns and 3 white leghorns) we got them on April 22 2016 from Tractor Supply. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. BackyardFlock17

    BackyardFlock17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine is hung from the ceiling of the coop, it is about a foot (a little more) off the ground. It's not too likley the handle will break.
     
  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Common cinder/concrete blocks are 8", two cinder blocks capped with an 16" square paver brick should get your nipples to about one foot...

    Solid cinder/concrete blocks are plenty heavy as to not tip over, and if you are concerned you can get a tube of brick adhesive and glue them all together...

    If you want to go higher, there are 4" tall solid cinder/concrete blocks as well that could be used, just stagger the pattern with each layer...

    If you look at my 55 gallon waterer bellow, it's sitting on two layers of solid cinder/concrete blocks in a staggered pattern with the 16" square paver brick on top, it's rock solid and doesn't move...

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  4. marie24248

    marie24248 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. :)
     
  5. wannabefarmgal

    wannabefarmgal New Egg

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    I have a 5 gallon bucket with the side nipples.

    Can you share a photo? I have 6 hens too and tired of the dirt getting in their small ground water let....
     

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