please help me build a water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by love2chicken, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    trying to see if any one can help me build a watering system I am getting 15 cx's and the one gallon one that I have most likely wont be enough. can any one help with this and any feeder ideas thanks
     
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    take a 10 gallon bucket drill holes into evenly spaced (4) it and put it into a cake pan... works great!
     
  3. sixshooter60

    sixshooter60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go to farmtek. com , they have nipple waterers you can get the screw in kind or the push in kind you need three of four of them then drill holes evenly in the bottom of a 5 gal bucket and put the nipples in hang the bucket so the bottom is about eye level to the chickens and fill with water and put the lid on but not to tight just so dirt and trash dont get in the water . they work great , no mess no waste no wet litter
     
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  4. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three push-in nipple drinkers in holes bored into the bottom of a plastic five gallon bucket with a lid. Sanitary, easy to adjut height, adequate drinker space for more than 30 birds and considerable water capacity. I have hree push-in nipples including shipping anywhere in the US for $7.11 total. E mail me.

    Three nipples alone would be $6.27 from Farmtek PLUS SHIPPING.
     
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  5. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    take a 10 gallon bucket drill holes into evenly spaced (4) it and put it into a cake pan... works great!

    That must be a huge cake pan. [​IMG]

    I did this with a five gallon bucket and a hog pan. I only drilled one hole in the bucket about 3/4" from the top of the bucket. Works great as long as it is not sub freezing weather.
    This is what it looks like:
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  6. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
  7. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    do you any pics of a nipple water that i can see thanks
     
  8. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Rockerchic

    Rockerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good work getting the word out! You'll love this once you try it.
     
  10. Rockerchic

    Rockerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find that building is very satisfying to the soul. I hated changing the muddy water in the gravity fed watering dishes, and finally decided to try making a chicken nipple watering system. It turned out great, and now my girls have clean water all the time, and a bit more floor space in the run as a bonus! Best deal on the nipples is at qcsupply.com. I put the bucket outside of the run, with the pipe coming through the bottom of the bucket. Harleena gives perfect directions in her entry to a contest here https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=29659. I copied the pages and took them to home depot and got a guy to help me get the necessary items. https://www.backyardchickens.com/fo...ens.com/forum/uploads/61320_madonna_water.jpg In my first photo you can see the supply bucket to the left of the coop door (outside the run). I bought 3/4 " pipe for the nipples to go into, a package labeled "sink repair" had the two necessary items to put on the inside and outside of the bucket, and this connects to 1/2" pvc. You will also need at least one elbow piece (I needed two) and a piece that adapts from the 1/2 " size to the 3/4" size. You will also need one end cap. I've used this system for almost two weeks now, and it has a very slow leak at the joint below the bucket. Even with the leak, I only need to top it off every 3 or 4 days, for 4 hens. Anyway, it's a very worthwhile project and you'll be glad you did it. Good luck, LaVonne
     

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