Post by trapperfromoh on Jul 16, 2016 6:10:20 GMT -5
Our little chicks aren't so little no more, there almost completely feathered. Next week they are going to make the move to the coup. Seeing what they do to the gravity water'er I have know, I wanted something better an cleaner. These things are the ticket. They do sell a pre-made bucket called the (HEN HYDRATER) it sell's for 20 bucks, I made one for almost half the price. Nipples from Tractor supply, 4 for 5 bucks, food grade bucket an lid from Lowes 6 bucks.
Easy to make, just drill a 3/8 hole, wrap the threaded end of the nipple with plumber's tape, screw nipple into your 3/8's hole, tighten them down but be careful not to over do it, there only plastic threads. Easy, quick an clean. I used a 5 gallon bucket, the commercial water'er is 3.5 gallons. I spent about 11 bucks on it and mine holds a gallon an a half more water.