Friday, May 16, 2014

DIY Chicken Waterer

            As I'm sure you're aware by now, we like doing and making a lot of things around the house ourselves to save money. Other than my husband building our chicken coop himself from mostly scrap wood, he also made the chicken waterers. These are so easy to make it's stupid.

What You'll Need:
-empty 2 liter bottle
-water nipples (I'll include a link below)
-something to hold the bottle in place inside the coop

It's kind of like a giant gerbil/hamster waterer, huh?

1) Take a clean 2 liter bottle and drill a hole in the cap just large enough to fit the water nipple in.
2) Poke a few small holes in the bottom of the bottle. This will prevent the bottle from getting suction as the water level drops and keep the water from dripping.
3) Make a holder for your waterer. I suggest cutting out a hole in a small piece of would large enough for your bottle to sit in, but your chickens being able to reach the nipple too, of course, underneath. Then just nail/screw that piece wherever you would like in your coop.
4) Fill it, place it, and you're ready to go. That's it! Stupid easy, right?!

You can find the water nipples on Amazon. They're super cheap. I'm sure you can probably find them at tractor supply type stores too.

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