Watering system for cages in a shed

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Irishhenman, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2013
    I have recently put 10 cages in a shed and I am stuck for a way to have easy water in each cage. I was originally going to use nipples but I can't figure out a way to get a tank that would hold enough water up high enough to give enough enough downwards pressure to make them work. Has anyone else got any ideas on how to make an automatic watering system that does not need downwards pressure. Thanks.
  2. LizardKing

    LizardKing Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2012
    Toilet float in a 5 gallon bucket that feeds all your waterers.
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Nipples require little pressure to work. The typical complaint seen here concerns the nipples dripping from too much pressure.

  4. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use clear tubing to run water from a 5 gallon bucket into my rooster/breeding coops. I figure this design could be used for a lot of different set ups. You can see the 5 gallon bucket isn't too much higher than the nipples.

    Sorry I don't have pics but the vids show in detail
  5. bluefrog87

    bluefrog87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2013
    Dallas, Tx
    1 inch PVC pipe with the nipples installed. You can either install a low pressure valve with the toilet hose and connect to garden hose or the toilet tank option. Both solutions involve toilet parts to reduce pressure. 3rd is a gravity feed with tank but still recommend the toilet parts.

    I have the first one (low pressure valve with toilet hose). It's the least bulky and just connects to garden hose or similar if done right. It's automatic.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014
  6. Tegan

    Tegan Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2013

    This one uses a hose, and nipples.

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