by Rebecca Nickols
Photos by author
I provide water to my free ranging flock in a variety of ways: a galvanized fountain waterer within the run, several mason jar chick waterers scattered throughout the shaded areas of my property and a few shallow pans filled daily with fresh water. I’ve even caught the girls drinking water from the dog’s bowl and a container garden pond I constructed!
Step 1: Gather the Supplies
Step 3: Screw in the Poultry Nipples
As a side note… one dripper is recommended for every 3 birds.
Thanks to a tip from a Community Chicken’s reader, Teri, this optional feature is an ingenious idea! I drilled a hole into the lid, added a threaded PVC connector and cap and now all I have to do is open this cap to add water to the bucket instead of prying the lid off.
Step 5: Hang the Waterer
My simple DIY waterer took less than an hour to complete and it’s proven to be a popular watering spot for the flock!