So here is another homemade project for you do-it-yourselfer’s:
Changes for next time:
I’d use a 1 gallon PVC bucket with the non-snap-tight lid (lid just rests on the top) instead of a 5 gallon one.
I’d drill the hole in the side of the bucket about an inch higher so that the nozzle remains vertical when the bucket is on the ground during cleaning and refills (as it is now the bung hole is too close to the bottom and I have to turn the nozzle sideways to place the bucket on the ground).
Cost: about $43.00
Bung with inside and outside rubber washers and nut (w/1/2″ pipe thread) Requires drilling a 1 1/4″ hole near the bottom of the bucket. $12.95
1/2″ nipple and elbow $5.00
3/4″ pipe thread to garden hose thread adapter $3.95
faucet dog nozzle water-er $12.95
5 gallon PVC bucket with lid $5.00 + $3.00
teflon tape .10
* The dog/chick pushes the 1 1/2″ long down-facing nozzle slightly to the side and water drips out running down the nozzle. The chick immediately moves her beak to catch the water and repeats the process about a dozen times until sated.
When it comes to raising poultry, sometimes homemade is a much better and cheaper option than store bought. I hope this is of benefit to some of you crafty people out there! If you have your own homemade chicken waterer plans, please share!