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DIY Chicken Waterer: Keep Your Chickens Hydrated with an Automatic Chicken Waterer



Keeping chickens at home is a growing trend among families in the suburbs and even in cities. One of the challenges of taking care of chickens is ensuring that they have enough water to keep them hydrated. Fortunately, you can easily make a DIY chicken waterer with a 5 gallon bucket and our automatic chicken waterer. With this solution, you won’t have to worry about your flock running out of water or spilling it all over the coop.

Why Build a Chicken Waterer?

Building a chicken waterer is an inexpensive and practical way to keep your chickens hydrated. It also has several benefits over traditional waterers:

  • Reduces the risk of chickens spilling water and creating a muddy mess
  • Ensures a constant supply of fresh water, keeping your chickens healthy and happy
  • Saves time and effort as refilling the waterer becomes less frequent

What You’ll Need

Here are the materials you’ll need for this project:

Steps to Build a DIY Chicken Waterer

Follow these simple steps to build your own chicken waterer:

  1. Drill a hole in the side of the 5 gallon bucket using a hole saw attachment.
  2. Apply teflon tape to the threads of the float valve.
  3. Screw the float valve into the hole that you drilled on the bucket.
  4. Attach a short piece of tubing to the threaded end of the float valve.
  5. Connect the other end of the tubing to our automatic chicken waterer.
  6. Screw the watering cups onto the bottom of the chicken waterer.
  7. Insert the chicken waterer into the top of the bucket lid.
  8. Fill the bucket with water, put the lid on, and adjust the float valve to the desired water level.


Here are some frequently asked questions about DIY chicken waterers:

Q: How often do I need to refill the water in the chicken waterer?
A: This depends on the size of your flock and the weather conditions. You should monitor the water level regularly and refill when necessary.
Q: Are automatic chicken waterers reliable?
A: Yes, they are. As long as you set up the waterer properly, it will provide a constant supply of fresh water to your flock.
Q: How many watering cups do I need for my flock?
A: It depends on the size of your flock. We recommend one watering cup for every 5 chickens.


Building a DIY chicken waterer is a great way to ensure that your flock has a constant supply of fresh water. With the help of our automatic chicken waterer, this project is easy and straightforward. By following these simple steps, you can keep your chickens healthy and happy while minimizing the effort required to take care of them.yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

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