video of my rain collecting automatic watering system

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by daddykirbs, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. daddykirbs

    daddykirbs Songster

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    This is very much inspired by others here on the forum. I thought I'd post a video to show how I've done what others have done. Thanks for the inspiration!



    Blake
     

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Good job. If I had a set up like that, I'd have to put the hose in it as we almost never get rain.
     
  3. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

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    great minds think alike, mine is a bit different but along the same line
    bottom swivels to clean the cup out

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  4. daddykirbs

    daddykirbs Songster

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    I like that red bowl waterer. I'm thinking of putting one of those in the coop as well.

    We did get a few minutes of rain here the other day. Almost enough to settle the dust. I caught about 20 gallons off the coop roof.
     
  5. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

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    Those red bowls are great they have a float in them so the bowl always stays full of water.
     
  6. kizanne

    kizanne Songster

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    good setup. You're reading my mind. Now just have to add to hubby's to do list.
     
  7. daddykirbs

    daddykirbs Songster

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    My list is long too. It's all about Time and Money... two things of which I fall short [​IMG]
     

  8. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    That's a great system - and looks pretty simple to set up. Question: if water sits in the barrel, doesn't it get scummy?
     
  9. hennyannie

    hennyannie Songster

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    I just have to ask: Was that a chicken under that barrel, if so she did not want to be in the video!
     
  10. AlienChick

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    Good job! [​IMG]
     

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