Off Grid Living – How to Setup an Automatic Watering
System for Chicken Coops with Rainwater Harvesting
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Setting Up an Automatic Watering System for Chicken Coops
Washington – How to setup a automated chicken watering station inside a chicken coop using rainwater harvesting rain barrels.
Providing an automatic chicken watering system for a chicken coop is important.
Most DIY feeders and waterers are just variations on the same theme. Here is how to assemble one version each of a non-spill, easy-clean feeder and waterer, but keep in mind that these directions are easily adaptable for everyone’s own situation. You may want to lengthen or shorten certain components to make them fit into your coop or to suit your number of chickens, and you can add components to fill them from outside the coop.
Because of the way these dispensers are constructed, making adjustments can be as easy as purchasing additional sections of PVC—just adjust the height and lengths of the pipes to fit your situation and needs. There are no magic lengths, though longer pipes will hold more feed and water, which is important if you have a large flock. The lengths shown here are just for illustrative purposes.
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