where to install auto waters

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sms1225, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. sms1225

    sms1225 Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 21, 2008
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    Do you think it would be a good idea to hang an automatic waterer made of PVC and auto nipples directly below the bottom section of my nesting boxes? The nesting boxes are about 15" off the floor of the coop, I was trying to use my space efficiently, but not sure if that would be a good location, because perhaps the hens would not like the commotion under the nests?

    I'm currently in the process of building my coop, in a portion of a 125 yr old grainary barn.

    Any ideas or experiences would be very helpfull. I am planning on buying 25 day yr old laying chicks in April.

    Thanks,

    Susan
     
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    I think you attach them to the wall?
     
  3. sms1225

    sms1225 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I plan on attaching to the wall, but... do you think the location on the wall directly below my nesting boxes, which has a space of about 15" from the floor to the bottom of the 1st row of nests would be a good location for a waterer?

    thanks
     
  4. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    But i think the hens might knowck shaving out of the boxes and into the water, maby somewere off the ground allits and away from roost
     
  5. sms1225

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    The waterer I will be making is a pvc pipe, with stainless steel nipples along the pipe, slighting above the bird's shoulders. There is no cup or standing water, they just peck at the nipple and water flows into their mouth, so... litter would not have any way of getting into anything. I worry the most that perhaps the activity of drinking and hanging around the waterer will bother the hens from laying in the nest boxes.

    Would you be concerned about that?

    thanks,
     

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