How to Build a Chicken Bucket Waterer

Chicken Waterer

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This post shows How to Build a Chicken Bucket Waterer with poultry nipples. This is a very simple chicken waterer that makes my daily chores much easier.

My chicken tractor works really well, but working 14 jobs (or 3) makes it tough to get up early enough to clean and refill the poultry waterer each morning.  So I used the power of the internet to find a new solution.

poultry nipples….

I know what that sounds like, but basically they are little fittings that you screw into a bucket or a pipe and when an animal pushes it, a little water comes out.  This makes a very simple chicken waterer that makes my daily chores much easier.

I bought a set of the nipples from an online store, and screwed them into a icing bucket I begged from a local bakery.

Once I got everything adjusted right this thing works awesome…

I have played around with these poultry nipples to make all manner of waterers.  The simplest is simply a bucket with a few nipples screwed into the bottom, but I have also had good success with more complicated set ups using PVC pipe and nipples screwed into a large diameter pipe that is filled from an elevated bucket.

I have also known people to make an automatically filling setup by plumbing in a toilet bowl float to keep the system full.

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