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Waterer for Small Coop?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cnd8, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. cnd8

    cnd8 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 8, 2014
    I have a small coop with just two hens. I'm currently using the traditional, white and red waterer that is placed on the ground atop bricks. However, I am getting tired of the daily (sometimes multiple times a day) cleaning that this waterer requires. Not to mention that it takes up a good solid one square foot of the valuable coop space.

    What other watering systems could I use that would be less maintenance without taking up floor space in my coop? I have checked out the fountains, but I am not really fond of the idea that I'd have to have a large container sitting besides or on top of my coop. Any other options?
  2. hannah8

    hannah8 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2014
    You can use plastic pipe and screw in water nipples the water source could be a pale [​IMG]
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I use jars/jugs with horizontal nipples.

    This one has a heater and holds 2 1/2 gals.

    This is a 40 oz salsa jar, but you can use any kind of jar/jug.
  4. cnd8

    cnd8 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 8, 2014
    Now that may have potential for my coop! Thank you!

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