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Pig waterer

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SunnySkies, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. SunnySkies

    SunnySkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody easily DIY?

    Growing up, we had a huge, heavy, metal waterer that the pigs could not overturn, but that isn't practical for my pig set up. I have the pigs in a homemade pig tractor. I only have two 12-13 week old feeder pigs. Their waterer needs to be something I can easily move by myself.

    I'm thinking of attaching a pig nipple to a 5 gallon bucket and hanging it from the tractor fence. If it works, I'd make a second one.
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My local consignment store sells these blue bins (I think they may be former mineral or salt tubs).
    My pig cannot overturn it.

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  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we use shower tray.
     
  4. SunnySkies

    SunnySkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have a rubber tub I bought to feed horses in and a plastic pool, but they manage to overturn the tub and they like getting in the pool. I will have to look for a tub like that, but we don't have a consignment shop in town.

    I did buy a pig nipple and need to drill a hole in a 5 gallon bucket and see if I can make something that way. They couldn't fill that with mud. They would still get their pool, until it gets to freezing here anyway.
     

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