Make Your Own Chicken Waterer
Specialist chicken waterers are often quite expensive for what they are and they don’t always last very long, it’s very easy to make your own for much less money. This guide outlines how to make a homemade chicken waterer. %%AFC-ADVERT%%
Homemade Chicken Waterer Instructions
- The first step is to cut several holes around the edge of a bucket. The holes need to be roughly at the chicken’s head height and should be big enough to allow the chickens to fit their heads through. This is the form the basis of the chicken waterer.
- It doesn’t matter whether you use a plastic or a metal bucket to make the chicken waterers but a plastic bucket will be easier to make the holes in. try to keep the bottom of the holes at roughly the same level.
- It is a good idea to keep the lid of the bucket as this make it easy to replenish the water but also to keep the water clean by stopping dirt and droppings getting into it.
- The next step is to fill up the chicken waterer to the correct level. This is when the importance of the lid becomes evident as the chickens will at some point try to roost on the edge of the bucket. The lid prevents their droppings contaminating the water.
- These chicken waterers can vary in size and you can use a larger one for larger flocks of chickens. If you use an average 5-gallon bucket for your homemade chicken waterer, it will serve roughly 20 chickens.
The contents of the chicken waterer should be emptied and changed at least every other day. In the summer you may want to do it more regularly.