Homemade Chicken Drinker

I’m re blogging this just found it – what a great idea.

An Outdoor Life

I just thought I’d put up a few photos I took of our homemade chicken waterer, MK2, while I was sorting out the rhubarb champagne the other day. Now I know this is nothing particularly revolutionary, but given that the equivalent commercial product can cost anything up to £40, I thought I’d share just in case it’s helpful to somebody.

The MK2 is, funnily enough, the successor to the MK1, which was really just a 5 litre bottle with an 8mm hole drilled in the bottom!:

The bottle  sits in a plastic tray, and due to the effect of a vacuum building in the bottle as the water drains out, the water level magically stays just below the rim of the tray, and tops up automatically as the hens drink.

So, although the MK1 was meant to be a temporary measure until I sorted out something better, in the end…

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