55 gallon tank waterer
I posted about Diane
earlier, but I thought you'd also like to see her setup for the adult
poultry. This is a very elegant solution for the farmer who
really doesn't want to have to worry about her chickens' water on a
daily basis (or her ducks' water, as the case may be.)
One side of the valve feeds water to the 2" pvc pipe with 3 nipples via a length of hose. Gravity does all the work. The other valve is the inlet to simply connect the garden hose for no-mess filling or flushing.
The other image shows her ducklings, now six weeks old, drinking from one end of the waterer in the big picture. She wrote: "The hanging chain can quickly be adjusted up as the ducklings grow bigger."
Diane is clearly a poultry lover, and also a great DIYer. She finished her email with this note:
Additonally, we have a similar DIY setup
in the barn, except there are six valves on the 55-gallon drum,
providing water to 4 brooders, the ducks' night pen, and the 6th valve
is used to either fill or flush the drum. This setup also
includes a handy water level indicator on the outside.
Diane is right --- I'm very impressed. Thanks for sharing this great setup!
If anyone else wants to follow in Diane's footsteps, our 10 pack DIY chicken waterer kit is a great place to start.
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