Waterer for Small Coop?

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

  1. cnd8

    cnd8 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    I use jars/jugs with horizontal nipples.

    This one has a heater and holds 2 1/2 gals.
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    This is a 40 oz salsa jar, but you can use any kind of jar/jug.
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  4. cnd8

    cnd8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Now that may have potential for my coop! Thank you!
     

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