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Waterer works great for little peeps

Automatic peep waterer

Jon Miller sent me photos a few months ago of his homemade chicken waterer that uses a toilet float to stay full, and then followup photos of the homemade chicken waterer in action.  He decided to hatch some chicks this spring, and sent me an email with photos of his chick waterer:

Hello Anna, Just wanted to drop you a line and say that the waterers work great for little peeps.  They took to them the very first day.  Just had to put their beak on it to show them where it was and they just love them.

Brooder with automatic chicken waterer

Hatched our first batch of 11 chicks last saturday.  4 of the chicks are a cross of easter egger hens and a buff orpington rooster.  The others are buff orpingtons.

Chicks drinking out of an automatic waterer

Set up the same water I have out in the coop.  Took some pictures today, they are 5 days old.  Hope you enjoy. 


Thanks for sharing, Jon!  I love seeing our homemade chicken waterer making your poultry-keeping easier and cleaner.



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Hi, i was wondering if you could as jon what clips he used to hold up the pvc? Also, are they able to be adjusted up and down so the waterer can grow as the chicks grow? Thanks!
Comment by Bill in the wee hours of Tuesday night, August 12th, 2015
Bill --- I'm not sure if Jon will check back and get your question, and unfortunately I don't know the specifics for this waterer. However, I've always liked this PVC chick waterer, which uses a pegboard to make it simple to raise and lower the nipples as you go through various batches of chicks.
Comment by anna late Monday morning, August 17th, 2015






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