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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bigredfeather, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    I was looking at waterers on Meyer Hatchery's website. They have a product that you use with a typical 5 gallon bucket. It is bascially the bottom part of a regular waterer, but it snaps on to a 5 gallon bucket. Fill the bucket, snap the base on and flip it over. It is only $13.77, which immediatly caught my attention. Being as a 5 gallon fountain waterer is at least $30, so if this works, it's a great bargain, as I have a ton of food grade 5 gallon buckets.

    Has anyone used a product such as this? Does it work well?

  2. granmahen

    granmahen Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    I had a homemade one that was similar and it sure sounded great. The reality was: yucky, stinky, hen-spitty water that got all over everywhere when I tried to clean out, its not easy to turn over a 5 gal. bucket of water...and well I could go on but I'd rather tell what we came up with instead. Take same 5 gal. bucket, drill hole in side near bottom, attach pvc pipe, run pvc pipe into coop and or run after attaching what our feed store calls water "peckers". I don't have my pics back from cvs yet but there's a similar set up on byc under quail. The bucket stays on the outside of the coop and run, and you just bring the water to the bucket.
  3. Save your money...TS sells a plastic waterer with a dome top it is not messy to fill and is easy to clean ...they have several sizes and it can also hang which keeps it cleaner.

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