DIY Automatic Rain Water Chicken Waterer

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Forget about having to fill up your chicken waterer every single day. This diy automatic rain water chicken waterer, will fill itself up with rain water.

If you are going to buy most of the materials, like he did, this project will cost you a total of about $60. It’s always best to scrounge for some of the materials.

DIY Automatic Rainwater Chicken Waterer
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 60 gallon, food-grade plastic barrel
  • ½” boiler drain, male threaded.
  • short length of hose
  • automatic float valve
  • flat-backed bucket/pan
  • concrete blocks
  • flexible pipe
  • 4″ PVC coupler
  • standard nylon window screen
  • bleach (optional)
  • water (optional)
  • Teflon tape (optional)
  • silicon or acrylic caulking (optional)

Make sure your plastic barrel is clean before getting started. Attaching the spigot will need a lot of patience, after which you have to wait 7 days for the caulk to cure.

Instead of automatically filling the waterer, a hose can be used. All openings to this system must be sealed or covered with screens, to keep the mosquito and leaves out.

The only thing I do not like about this clever system is that it has to be dismantled in colder climates as it will most definitely freeze.

You can follow step by step instructions on Swampy Acres Farm site, here…

DIY Automatic Rainwater Waterer


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