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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by So cal chickens, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. So cal chickens

    So cal chickens In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2012
    I am looking to get a new waterer but dont want a hanging one.It doesnt have to be huge because i only have 5 hens in the coop it will be in.right now i am just using a duraflex black tub hooked up to my plant sprinklers (drip system).

  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    For that small of a flock, you could just use a gallon sized milk jug.
    I use them for feed and waterers.
    I like them for feeders in my breeding pens because the birds can't knock out all the feed and make a mess.
    For my free range flock (50+ chickens), I use the plastic waterers you can find at any feed store.
    They also come in smaller sizes for smaller flocks.


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  3. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    We had four hens, and just used a plain plastic tub. It doesn't have to be anything too fancy. :)

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