Unconventional watering system for my flock

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by charlindabob, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Throwing this thought out here for some comments... I have been thinking of a commode (toilet) for watering my ducks, chickens & turkeys. I thought I might bury it down a bit to make the height within reason and hook up a drain to it that drains outside the coop. I am so tired of changing the water bowls once or twice a day and thought when the water gets dirty all I have to do is flush the toilet, maybe use a bowl brush once in awhile. Water level should be deep enough for the ducks to submerge their head and grown chickens and turkeys should be able to use it without a problem. Any thoughts, ideas or does anybody else use a toilet for fowl (pun intended) drinking water?
     
  2. Angelicisi

    Angelicisi Overrun With Chickens

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    That's actually a really great idea! I don't do it, But if you DO please take pics along the way and show us! Lol I have a few spare, clean comodes just collecting dust in the shed lol couldn't toss them cuz they were an ugly style too much of a waste...this is a good way to use it!
     
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  3. Diggidy

    Diggidy Out Of The Brooder

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    What would you do with the tank? I would think they would stand on it and get poop all over and in it.
     
  4. tcmstalcup

    tcmstalcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to hear how this works for you. It sounds like such and awesome and creative idea. I love the concept.
     
  5. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question.....if I placed it against the coop wall I could use a small (maybe 16"x20") piece of plywood to make a lean-to shed (shelf at an angle) just barely above the tank. That way nothing could perch on it. Of course some might perch on the rim of the toilet (where a seat would have been) and poop in the water, but I don't think it would be a major problem...........just flush.

    Now if I could teach the birds to flush...............................
     
  6. Diggidy

    Diggidy Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like a lotof work but I am curious to see pics and hear how it turns out. Good luck.
     

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