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Water For The Chickens




Category: Chickens | Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:36 pm

I've been wanting to get an automatic waterer for the chickens. Not too long ago I saw one at Rural King. It was simply a 5 gallon plastic bucket with watering nipples attached to the bottom for $30.00. Being a cheapskate, I set out to build my own.

I bought the nipples for $4.99 and used a bucket and float that I already had on hand. It took all of about 15 minutes to complete and works great.




Automatic Chicken Waterer ( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






( photo / image / picture from eclecticgarden's Garden )






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Comments

 

Frank wrote on Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:58 pm:


Great job EG! And you'll always have the satisfaction of saying it was your creation.




Cayuga Morning wrote on Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:20 pm:


Wow!! I am impressed!




carolyn wrote on Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:43 pm:


I thought about doing the same. I went last week to TSC and about fell over at the price of a new waterer. I came home and got out the tube of silicon glue and patched the holes in the bottom of my waterer. Where did you get the nipples? I can buy them at a chicken supply place locally but I thought the cost was a bit high ( I think 12.00 for 4 or 6 of them).




 

eclecticgarden wrote on Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:49 pm:


I bought mine at Rural King. It was a package of four. I've also priced them on eBay.




 

eclecticgarden wrote on Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:55 pm:


I didn't get them at Rural King Carolyn. I just remembered that I got them at a TSC when I visited my daughter. I was excited about it because they were marked down. They don't have them at my TSC.




carolyn wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:39 pm:


I'll check the next time I am there. We have one of each, but TSC is a bit closer since we got one right in town. Yahoo!





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